RuHCl(CO)(PPh3)3-catalyzed chemoselective transfer-hydrogenation of enones leading to saturated ketones

Takashi Doi, Takahide Fukuyama, Jiro Horiguchi, Takahiro Okamura, Ilhyong Ryu*

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Abstract

The highly chemoselective transfer-hydrogenation of α,β- unsaturated ketones to give saturated ketones was achieved using RuHCl(CO)(PPh3)3 as a catalyst. In addition to α,β-unsaturated ketones, other enones, containing a remote C=C bond, were also reduced to give saturated ketones in good to excellent yields with high selectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)721-724
Number of pages4
JournalSynlett
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 Mar 2006

Keywords

  • Chemoselective
  • Enones
  • Ketones
  • Ruthenium hydride complexes
  • Transfer-hydrogenation

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