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Ruthenium Catalysts for Hydrogenation of Aromatic and Aliphatic Esters: Make Use of Bidentate Carbene Ligands

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  • Felix A. Westerhaus,

    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Straße 29a, 18059 Rostock (Germany), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-5000
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  • Bianca Wendt,

    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Straße 29a, 18059 Rostock (Germany), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-5000
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  • Andreas Dumrath,

    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Straße 29a, 18059 Rostock (Germany), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-5000
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  • Gerrit Wienhöfer,

    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Straße 29a, 18059 Rostock (Germany), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-5000
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  • Dr. Kathrin Junge,

    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Straße 29a, 18059 Rostock (Germany), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-5000
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  • Prof. Matthias Beller

    Corresponding author
    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Straße 29a, 18059 Rostock (Germany), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-5000
    • Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Straße 29a, 18059 Rostock (Germany), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-5000
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Abstract

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Committed carbenes: The convenient application of bidentate carbene ligands is described for the hydrogenation of carboxylic acid esters. The ligand precursors are easily synthesized through the dimerization of N-substituted imidazoles with diiodomethane. The catalyst is generated in situ and exhibits good activity and functional group tolerance for the hydrogenation of aromatic and aliphatic carboxylic acid esters.

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