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Keywords:

  • biomass;
  • homogeneous catalysis;
  • lignin;
  • ruthenium;
  • hydrogenation
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R u ready for it yet? The reaction of [Ru(cod)(methallyl)2] with tripodal phosphine ligands of the TRIPHOS-type results in the formation of Ru-trimethylenemethane complexes. Evaluation of their catalytic properties revealed a high activity for hydrogen transfer and C[BOND]O cleavage reactions including the hydrogen-free reductive cleavage of 2-aryloxy-1-arylethanols as model compounds for lignin linkages.