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Ruthenium Complexes with Cooperative PNP Ligands: Bifunctional Catalysts for the Dehydrogenation of Ammonia–Borane


  • The authors are grateful to Prof. W. A. Herrmann for generous support and to Dr. F. Kraus and Dr. G. Raudaschl-Sieber for recording the powder diffractogram and MAS-11B NMR spectrum. This work was funded within the Emmy-Noether program of the German Research Council (DFG, SCHN950/2-1).


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G“Ru”vy reactivity: The new ruthenium(II) complex having cooperative PNP enamido ligand A reversibly activates two equivalents H2 under reversible hydrogenation of amido (B) and amino (C) complexes. B exhibits the highest reported activities in the dehydrocoupling of ammonia–borane.