Synthesis, structural characterisation and catalytic application of dichloro(eta (6)-p-cymene){diphenyl(3-methyl-2-indolyl)phosphine}ruthenium(II) in the transfer hydrogenation of ketones

Yu-Ying Kuo, Mairi F. Haddow, Ashley L. Jamieson, Gareth R. Owen*

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Abstract

The synthesis and investigation of ruthenium complexes containing the relatively unexplored ligand, diphenyl-2-(3-methyl)indolylphosphine, is presented herein. The complexes [RuCl2{PPh2(C9H8N)}(3)], [Ru-2(mu-Cl)(3)(Cl)(MeCN){PPh2(C9H8N)}(4)] and [RuCl2(eta (6)-p-cymeme){PPh2(C9H8N)}] have been studied. Single crystals of the latter two complexes have been prepared and investigated by X-ray crystallography. A detailed examination of [RuCl2(eta (6)-p-cymeme){PPh2(C9H8N)}] has been carried out. This complex was found to be an active catalyst in the catalytic transfer hydrogenation of ketones.

The complex, [RuCl2(eta (6)-p-cymeme){PPh2(C9H8N)}], was synthesised and fully characterised by spectroscopic, analytical and structural methods. The complex was also found to be an active catalyst in the transfer hydrogenation of ketones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)641-648
Number of pages8
JournalTransition metal chemistry
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

Keywords

  • ASYMMETRIC TRANSFER HYDROGENATION
  • PYRAZOLYL-IMIDAZOLYL LIGAND
  • METAL-COMPLEXES
  • RUTHENIUM(II) COMPLEXES
  • COORDINATION CHEMISTRY
  • CHELATING DIPHOSPHINE
  • SCORPIONATE LIGANDS
  • CARBONYL-COMPOUNDS
  • PALLADIUM
  • 2-INDOLYLPHOSPHINES

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