Ruthenium nanoparticles supported on hydroxyapatite as an efficient and recyclable catalyst for cis-dihydroxylation and oxidative cleavage of alkenes

Chi Ming Ho, Wing Yiu Yu, Chi Ming Che

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Impregnation of hydroxyapatite with colloidal ruthenium results in the formation of a catalyst that effects cis-dihydroxylation and oxidative cleavage of alkenes to their respective cis-1,2-diols and carbonyl products in good to excellent yields (see scheme). The supported ruthenium catalyst can be easily recycled and reused for consecutive reaction runs without significant deterioration of the catalytic activities. R1, R2= H, alkyl, aryl.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3303-3307
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Alkenes
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Nanostructures
  • Ruthenium
  • Solid-phase synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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