Selective catalytic hydrogenation of diethyl oxalate and related esters

Carolin Ziebart, Ralf Jackstell, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

Ruthenium shark takes a bite: Oxalic acid esters are smoothly hydrogenated into either alkyl glycolate or ethylene glycol under mild conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3228-3231
Number of pages4
JournalChemCatChem
Volume5
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alcohols
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Hydrogenation
  • Ruthenium
  • Synthetic methods

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