Dehydrogenative cross-coupling of primary and secondary alcohols

Sanaa Musa, Lutz Ackermann, Dmitri Gelman*

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Homo-and cross-coupling of alcohols resulting in the formation of the corresponding ketones in very good to excellent yield was realized through the one-pot sequence of dehydrogenation/ aldol condensation/hydrogenation accompanied by the release of molecular hydrogen. The dehydrogenation and hydrogenation steps are catalyzed by the previously reported ruthernium-and iridiumbased ligand-metal cooperating catalysts.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)3077-3080
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Synthesis and Catalysis
Issue number14-15
StatePublished - 11 Oct 2013


  • Acceptorless dehydrogenation
  • Crosscoupling
  • Innocent ligands
  • Ligand-metal cooperation
  • Pincer ligands


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