This work is partly supported by a Grant-in Aid for Scientific Research in Innovate Areas “Molecular Activation Directed toward Straightforward Synthesis” from MEXT (Japan).
Bimetallic Activation of 2-Alkanones through Photo-Induced α-Hydrogen Abstraction Mediated by a Dinuclear Ruthenium Tetrahydride Complex†
Article first published online: 2 JAN 2013
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 52, Issue 6, pages 1773–1776, February 4, 2013
How to Cite
Suzuki, H., Shimogawa, R., Muroi, Y., Takao, T., Oshima, M. and Konishi, G.-i. (2013), Bimetallic Activation of 2-Alkanones through Photo-Induced α-Hydrogen Abstraction Mediated by a Dinuclear Ruthenium Tetrahydride Complex . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 1773–1776. doi: 10.1002/anie.201208185
- Issue published online: 1 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 2 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 11 OCT 2012
- diruthenium tetrahydride;
- hydride cluster;
Hydrogen abstraction in the spotlight: UV irradiation (365 nm) of dinuclear ruthenium tetrahydride, [(Cp*Ru)(μ-H)4(RuCp*)] (Cp*=η5-C5Me5), in a 2-alkanone, such as acetone or 2-butanone, resulted in the formation of dinuclear oxatrimethylenemethane complexes, [(Cp*Ru)(μ-η3:η1-CH2COCHR)(μ-H)2(RuCp*)] (R=H and CH3), through hydrogen abstraction from the α and α′ positions of the carbonyl group.