Direct coupling of alcohols to form esters and amides with evolution of H2 using in situ formed ruthenium catalysts

Martin H.G. Prechtl, Kathrin Wobser, Nils Theyssen, Yehoshoa Ben-David, David Milstein, Walter Leitner

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A simple approach for the catalytic conversion of primary alcohols into their corresponding esters and amides, with evolution of H2 gas using in situ formed ruthenium PNP- and PNN-pincer catalysts, is presented. The evaluation showed conversions for the esterification with turnover numbers as high as 4300, and >400 for the amidation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2039-2042
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis Science and Technology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2012


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  • Catalysis

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