Ruthenium pincer-catalyzed cross-dehydrogenative coupling of primary alcohols with secondary alcohols under neutral conditions

Dipankar Srimani, Ekambaram Balaraman, Boopathy Gnanaprakasam, Yehoshoa Ben-David, David Milstein

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Cross-dehydrogenative coupling of primary alcohols with secondary alcohols to obtain mixed esters with the liberation of molecular hydrogen is achieved in high yield and good selectivity under neutral conditions, using a bipyridyl-based PNN ruthenium(II) pincer catalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2403-2406
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Synthesis and Catalysis
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Sep 17 2012



  • cross-esterification
  • dehydrogenation
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • oxidative coupling
  • ruthenium pincer complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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