Ruthenium-catalysed domino hydroformylation-hydrogenation-esterification of olefins

Ricarda Dühren, Peter Kucmierczyk, Carolin Schneider, Ralf Jackstell, Robert Franke, Matthias Beller

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A novel catalytic domino reductive hydroformylation-esterification of olefins is reported. The optimal protocol makes use of an inexpensive Ru carbonyl catalyst and uses acetic acid as both solvent and reactant. In general, moderate to good yields are obtained using aliphatic or aromatic olefins including industrially relevant di-isobutene. This atom-efficient catalytic transformation provides straightforward access to various acetate esters from unfunctionalized olefins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5777-5780
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis Science and Technology
Issue number17
StatePublished - 7 Sep 2021
Externally publishedYes


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