Oxidation of Alkenes by Water with H2 Liberation

Shan Tang, Yehoshoa Ben-David, David Milstein

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Oxidation by water with H2 liberation is highly desirable, as it can serve as an environmentally friendly way for the oxidation of organic compounds. Herein, we report the oxidation of alkenes with water as the oxidant by using a catalyst combination of a dearomatized acridine-based PNP-Ru complex and indium(III) triflate. Compared to traditional Wacker-type oxidation, this transformation avoids the use of added chemical oxidants and liberates hydrogen gas as the only byproduct.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5980-5984
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2020


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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