A dinuclear ruthenium catalyst with a confined cavity: Selectivity in the addition of aliphatic carboxylic acids to phenylacetylene

Kwong Chak Cheung, Wing Leung Wong, Ming Him So, Zhong Yuan Zhou, Siu Cheong Yan, Kwok Yin Wong

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Abstract

A dinuclear ruthenium catalyst with a rigid anthracene spacer shows excellent regio- and stereo-selectivity in the atom-economic addition of aliphatic carboxylic acids to phenylacetylene, producing exclusively anti-Markovnikov enol-esters with high E/Z ratios of the isomers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)710-712
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume49
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 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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