Chemistry – An Asian Journal

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Editor: Theresa Kueckmann, Deputy Editor: Heiko Kuhn; Chairman of the Editorial Board: Ryoji Noyori

Impact Factor: 4.592

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 29/163 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1861-471X

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, Chemistry - A European Journal, ChemNanoMat, Chinese Journal of Chemistry, Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society, The Chemical Record

2_03/2007Cover Picture: An Improved Ruthenium Catalyst for the Environmentally Benign Amination of Primary and Secondary Alcohols (Chem. Asian J. 3/2007)

Like a mountain pass novel ruthenium catalysts allow direct access to secondary amines from alcohols. The dehydrogenation–condensation–hydrogenation reaction sequence proceeds smoothly with an [Ru3(CO)12] and N-phenyl-2-(dicyclohexylphosphanyl)pyrrole combination catalyst generated in situ. This highly atom-economical reaction is an environmentally attractive method for the synthesis of secondary amines. In their Full Paper on page 403 ff., M. Beller and co-workers present a comprehensive study of the ruthenium-catalyzed amination reaction. (Picture: “Valley of the Winds—Kata Tjuta” © Dirk Hollmann, 2005.)

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