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Open Access Heterobimetallic Complexes as Catalyst Precursors for the Oppenauer-Type Oxidation of Alcohols

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A heterobimetallic Ru(II)-Rh(I) complex has been identified as a potent catalyst precursor for the Oppenauer-type oxidation of alcohols. With 0.1–0.5 mol% of this complex and K2CO3 as the co-catalyst, it is possible to oxidize secondary and primary alcohols at ambient temperature using acetone as the solvent and oxidation agent.

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 2005

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