Activation of dihydrogen by ruthenium(II)-chelating phosphine complexes, and activation of dioxygen by ruthenium(II) porphyrin complexes: an update

Brian R. James*, A. Pacheco, S. J. Rettig, I. S. Thorburn, Richard G. Ball, James A. Ibers

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Abstract

This presentation reviews some recent studies from these laboratories that concern activation of dihydrogen and of dioxygen by various ruthenium complexes in solution. Part 1 describes developments in the catalytic chemistry of Ru(II)/chelating ditertiary phosphine complexes, in particular their applications in asymmetric hydrogenation, while Part 2 outlines work on O2-oxidation of thioethers catalyzed by Ru(II) porphyrin complexes. An experimental section, giving full details on the syntheses and characterization of the complexes, including X-ray crystallographic analyses, and on the catalysis experiments, is not given in this paper; such details will appear in future publications, but are meanwhile available on request.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-161
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Molecular Catalysis
Volume41
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1987

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