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Selective Catalytic Hydrogenation of Diethyl Oxalate and Related Esters

Authors

  • Carolin Ziebart,

    1. Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, University of Rostock e.V. Albert-Einstein-Straße 29A, 18059 Rostock (Germany), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-51113
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  • Dr. Ralf Jackstell,

    1. Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, University of Rostock e.V. Albert-Einstein-Straße 29A, 18059 Rostock (Germany), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-51113
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  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Beller

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    1. Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, University of Rostock e.V. Albert-Einstein-Straße 29A, 18059 Rostock (Germany), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-51113
    • Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, University of Rostock e.V. Albert-Einstein-Straße 29A, 18059 Rostock (Germany), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-51113

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Abstract

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Ruthenium shark takes a bite: Oxalic acid esters are smoothly hydrogenated into either alkyl glycolate or ethylene glycol under mild conditions.

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