Efficient hydrogenation of biomass-derived cyclic di-esters to 1,2-diols

Ekambaram Balaraman, Eran Fogler, David Milstein

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Abstract

The unprecedented homogeneous hydrogenation of cyclic di-esters, in particular biomass-derived glycolide and lactide, to the corresponding 1,2-diols is catalyzed by Ru(ii) PNN (1) and Ru(ii) CNN (2) pincer complexes under mild hydrogen pressure and (in the case of 1) neutral conditions. No racemization was observed when a chiral di-ester was used.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1111-1113
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume48
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 28 2012

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Efficient hydrogenation of biomass-derived cyclic di-esters to 1,2-diols. / Balaraman, Ekambaram; Fogler, Eran; Milstein, David.

In: Chemical Communications, Vol. 48, No. 8, 28.01.2012, p. 1111-1113.

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Balaraman, Ekambaram ; Fogler, Eran ; Milstein, David. / Efficient hydrogenation of biomass-derived cyclic di-esters to 1,2-diols. In: Chemical Communications. 2012 ; Vol. 48, No. 8. pp. 1111-1113.
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