Direct catalytic olefination of alcohols with sulfones

Dipankar Srimani, Gregory Leitus, Yehoshoa Ben-David, David Milstein

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The synthesis of terminal as well as internal olefins was achieved by the one-step olefination of alcohols with sulfones catalyzed by a ruthenium pincer complex. Furthermore performing the reaction with dimethyl sulfone under mild hydrogen pressure provides a direct route for the replacement of alcohol hydroxy groups by methyl groups in one step.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11092-11095
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - Oct 6 2014


  • homogeneous catalysis
  • olefination
  • pincer complexes
  • ruthenium
  • stilbenes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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