Ruthenium-mediated amidation of saturated C-H bonds and crystal structure of a bis(tosyl)amidoruthenium(III) complex of 1,4,7-trimethyl-1,4,7-triazacyclononane

Sze Man Au, Suo Bo Zhang, Wai Hong Fung, Wing Yiu Yu, Chi Ming Che, Kung Kai Cheung

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A bis(tosyl)amidoruthenium(III) complex of 1,4,7-trimethyl-1,4,7-triazacyclononane (Me3tacn) is prepared, and its crystal structure revealed the two tosylamido ligands in a cis configuration; the '[Ru(III)(Me3tacn)(NHTs)2(OH)] + Ag(I) or PhINTs' protocol can effect amidation of saturated C-H bonds, and an electrophilic tosylimidoruthenium intermediate is implicated based on Hammett correlation studies and trapping experiments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2677-2678
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes

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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