Synthesis of oxalamides by acceptorless dehydrogenative coupling of ethylene glycol and amines and the reverse hydrogenation catalyzed by ruthenium

You Quan Zou, Quan Quan Zhou, Yael Diskin-Posner, Yehoshoa Ben-David, David Milstein

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Abstract

A sustainable, new synthesis of oxalamides, by acceptorless dehydrogenative coupling of ethylene glycol with amines, generating H2, homogeneously catalyzed by a ruthenium pincer complex, is presented. The reverse hydrogenation reaction is also accomplished using the same catalyst. A plausible reaction mechanism is proposed based on stoichiometric reactions, NMR studies, X-ray crystallography as well as observation of plausible intermediates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7188-7193
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Science
Volume11
Issue number27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 21 2020

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  • Chemistry(all)

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