Ruthenium Pincer‐Catalyzed Cross‐Dehydrogenative Coupling of Primary Alcohols with Secondary Alcohols under Neutral Conditions
Cross‐dehydrogenative coupling of primary alcohols with secondary alcohols to obtain mixed esters with the liberation of molecular hydrogen is achieved in high yield and good selectivity under neutral conditions, using a bipyridyl‐based PNN ruthenium(II) pincer catalyst.
Document Type: Communications
Affiliations: Department of Organic Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, 76100 Rehovot, Israel, Fax: (+972)-8-934-6569
Publication date: September 17, 2012