An improved ruthenium catalyst for the environmentally benign amination of primary and secondary alcohols

Dirk Hollmann, Annegret Tillack, Dirk Michalik, Ralf Jackstell, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

The N-alkylation of amines in the presence of different ruthenium catalysts generated in situ was investigated. Among the various catalysts tested, the combination of [Ru3(CO)12] and N-phenyl-2- (dicyclohexylphosphanyl)pyrrole showed the best performance. By applying this novel catalyst, a variety of functionalized alcohols and amines were converted into the corresponding secondary amines in high yield.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-410
Number of pages8
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alcohols
  • Aminaticm
  • Amines
  • Ruthenium
  • Transfer hydrogenation

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