Selective hydrogenation of ruthenium acylphosphine complexes

Saravanan Gowrisankar, Helfried Neumann, Anke Spannenberg, Matthias Beller

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Hydrogenation of a benzene ruthenium chloride dimer in the presence of novel acylphosphine (phosphomide) ligands resulted in the formation of corresponding ruthenium(II)-benzyl phosphine complexes. Here, selective reduction of the carbonyl group to a methylene unit takes place with molecular hydrogen under mild conditions in good yield. This approach provides an alternative synthesis of ruthenium phosphine complexes of benzyl and heterobenzyl phosphine ligands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-99
Number of pages6
Issue number1
StatePublished - 13 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


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