Ruthenium catalysts for hydrogenation of aromatic and aliphatic esters: Make use of bidentate carbene ligands

Felix A. Westerhaus, Bianca Wendt, Andreas Dumrath, Gerrit Wienhöfer, Kathrin Junge, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

Committed carbenes: The convenient application of bidentate carbene ligands is described for the hydrogenation of carboxylic acid esters. The ligand precursors are easily synthesized through the dimerization of N-substituted imidazoles with diiodomethane. The catalyst is generated in situ and exhibits good activity and functional group tolerance for the hydrogenation of aromatic and aliphatic carboxylic acid esters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1001-1005
Number of pages5
JournalChemSusChem
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • alcohols
  • carbenes
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • hydrogenation
  • ruthenium

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