Current Organic Chemistry


Advances in Ruthenium Catalysis. Novel Catalytic Reactions via η3- Allylruthenium Intermediates

Author(s): Teruyuki Kondo and Take-aki Mitsudo

Affiliation: Department of Energy and Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan


Recent developments in ruthenium-catalyzed chemo-, regio-, and stereoselective C-C bond forming reactions as well as a C-C bond cleaving reaction via an η3-allylruthenium intermediate are disclosed, in which novel ambiphilic reactivity of η3-allylruthenium complexes is discussed. In addition, a new route to cyclopentenones via ruthenium-catalyzed carbonylative cyclization of allylic carbonates with alkenes, which would be the complement of the catalytic intermolecular Pauson-Khand reaction, is also presented.

Keywords: ruthenium catalysis, allylruthenium intermediates, chemoselective reactions, regioselective reactions, allylruthenium complexe, pauson-khand reaction

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Article Details

Page: [1163 - 1179]
Pages: 17
DOI: 10.2174/1385272023373545
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