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Racemization of Olefinic Alcohols by a Carbonyl(cyclopentadienyl)ruthenium Complex: Inhibition by the Carbon-Carbon Double Bond
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
2015 (English)In: European Journal of Organic Chemistry, ISSN 1434-193X, E-ISSN 1099-0690, no 11, 2388-2393 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article, racemization of various olefinic sec-alcohols by Ru(CO)(2)((5)-C5Ph5)Cl was investigated. The racemization of three aliphatic sec-alcohols with different chain lengths containing terminal double bonds was studied. A dramatic decrease of the racemization rate was found for these sec-alcohols compared to that of the corresponding saturated substrates. The slow racemization rate of the former alcohols is ascribed to coordination of the double bond to the ruthenium centre, which blocks the free site needed for -hydride elimination. This mechanism was supported by a recent study, in which 5-hexen-2-ol was found to form an alkoxycarbonyl complex having the double bond coordinated to the ruthenium atom. Aliphatic sec-alcohol substrates with a di- or trisubstituted double bond were found to give a lower degree of inhibition of the racemization rate than the substrates with a monosubstituted double bond.

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2015. no 11, 2388-2393 p.
Keyword [en]
Racemization, Ruthenium, Alkenes, Alcohols, NMR spectroscopy, Kinetic resolution
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Chemical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-117502DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201500066ISI: 000352634000011OAI: diva2:815085


Available from: 2015-05-29 Created: 2015-05-20 Last updated: 2015-05-29Bibliographically approved

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