Inside Back Cover: Trimethylenemethane-Ruthenium(II)-Triphos Complexes as Highly Active Catalysts for Catalytic C[BOND]O Bond Cleavage Reactions of Lignin Model Compounds (ChemCatChem 2/2013)

Authors

  • Thorsten vom Stein,

    1. Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie (ITMC), RWTH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen (Germany), Fax: (+49) 241-8022177
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  • Tobias Weigand,

    1. Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie (ITMC), RWTH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen (Germany), Fax: (+49) 241-8022177
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  • Carina Merkens,

    1. Institut für Anorganische Chemie (IAC), RWTH Aachen University, Landoltweg 1, 52074 Aachen (Germany)
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  • Prof. Jürgen Klankermayer,

    Corresponding author
    1. Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie (ITMC), RWTH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen (Germany), Fax: (+49) 241-8022177
    • Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie (ITMC), RWTH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen (Germany), Fax: (+49) 241-8022177
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  • Prof. Walter Leitner

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    1. Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie (ITMC), RWTH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen (Germany), Fax: (+49) 241-8022177
    2. Max Planck Institut für Kohleforschung, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz 1, 45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr (Germany)
    • Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie (ITMC), RWTH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen (Germany), Fax: (+49) 241-8022177
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Abstract

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Split and [Ru]n! The cover picture shows the scission of a β-[O]-4′-glycerolarylether linkage in a lignin model compound through internal hydrogen transfer. In their Communication on p. 439 ff., J. Klankermayer, W. Leitner et al. describe the one-step synthesis of trimethylenemethane-ruthenium(II)-triphos complexes from [Ru(cod)(methally)2] and tripodal phosphine ligands as a catalytic system for hydrogen transfer reactions with unprecedented high activity in the C[BOND]O cleavage.

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