Direct synthesis of pyridines and quinolines by coupling of γ-amino-alcohols with secondary alcohols liberating H2 catalyzed by ruthenium pincer complexes

Dipankar Srimani, Yehoshoa Ben-David, David Milstein

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A novel, one-step synthesis of substituted pyridine- and quinoline-derivatives was achieved by acceptorless dehydrogenative coupling of γ-aminoalcohols with secondary alcohols. The reaction involves consecutive C–N and C–C bond formation, catalyzed by a bipyridyl-based ruthenium pincer complex with a base.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6632-6634
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number59
Publication statusPublished - Jun 27 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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