Bifunctional ruthenium(II) PCP pincer complexes and their catalytic activity in acceptorless dehydrogenative reactions

Sanaa Musa, Sveta Fronton, Luigi Vaccaro, Dmitri Gelman*

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Abstract

New air-stable ruthenium complex 1, bearing the dibenzobarrelene-based cooperating ligand, was synthesized in 96% yield and fully characterized. The examination of its coordination chemistry revealed that the ruthenium center in 1 is slightly distorted from octahedral geometry, and 31P NMR is consistent with the formation of trans-spanned pincer complexes bearing strongly bent dibenzobarrelene-based ligands. The catalytic activity of the new complex was examined in acceptorless dehydrogenation of alcohols and acceptorless dehydrogenative coupling of alcohols with amines.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)3069-3073
Number of pages5
JournalOrganometallics
Volume32
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 24 May 2013

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