C[BOND]H Bond Functionalization in Water Catalyzed by Carboxylato Ruthenium(II) Systems

Authors

  • Percia B. Arockiam,

    1. Catalyse et Organométalliques, Institut Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, UMR 6226-CNRS-Université de Rennes, Av. général Leclerc, 35042 Rennes (France)
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  • Cédric Fischmeister Dr.,

    1. Catalyse et Organométalliques, Institut Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, UMR 6226-CNRS-Université de Rennes, Av. général Leclerc, 35042 Rennes (France)
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  • Christian Bruneau Dr.,

    1. Catalyse et Organométalliques, Institut Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, UMR 6226-CNRS-Université de Rennes, Av. général Leclerc, 35042 Rennes (France)
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  • Pierre H. Dixneuf Prof.

    1. Catalyse et Organométalliques, Institut Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, UMR 6226-CNRS-Université de Rennes, Av. général Leclerc, 35042 Rennes (France)
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  • We are grateful to the CNRS, the French Ministry for Research, the Institut Universitaire de France for membership (P.H.D.), the ANR “RuCHCat” program 09-Blanc-0101-01, and to the European Network IDECAT (2005-011730) for support.

Abstract

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In water it's better: In-situ-generated [Ru(O2CR)2(arene)] catalysts efficiently perform the direct ortho-arylation of functional arenes with chloroarenes or chloroheterocycles in water (see scheme; KOPiv=potassium pivalate), without the need for a surfactant. The activity of these catalysts is higher in water than in organic solvents.

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