Ruthenium-catalyzed hydroformylation/reduction of olefins to alcohols: Extending the scope to internal alkenes

Lipeng Wu, Ivana Fleischer, Ralf Jackstell, Irina Profir, Robert Franke, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

In the presence of 2-phosphino-substituted imidazole ligands and Ru 3(CO)12 or Ru(methylallyl)2(COD) direct hydroformylation and hydrogenation of alkenes to alcohols takes place. In addition to terminal alkenes, also more challenging internal olefins are converted preferentially to industrially important linear alcohols in high yield (up to 88%) and regioselectivity (n:iso up to 99:1).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14306-14312
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume135
Issue number38
DOIs
StatePublished - 25 Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

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