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4 p.

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Journal of Organometallic Chemistry

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DOI: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2010.08.002 PubMed Centera, PMCID: PMC3026479


The group’s recent advances in catalytic carbon-to-heteroatom bond forming reactions of alkenes and alkynes are described. For the C–O bond formation reaction, a well-defined bifunctional ruthenium-amido catalyst has been successfully employed for the conjugate addition of alcohols to acrylic compounds. The ruthenium-hydride complex (PCy3)2(CO)RuHCl was found to be a highly effective catalyst for the regioselective alkyne-to-carboxylic acid coupling reaction in yielding synthetically useful enol ester products. Cationic ruthenium-hydride catalyst generated in-situ from (PCy3)2(CO)RuHCl/HBF4·OEt2 was successfully utilized for both the hydroamination and related C–N bond forming reactions of alkenes. For the C–Si bond formation reaction, regio- and stereoselective dehydrosilylation of alkenes and hydrosilylation of alkynes have been developed by using a well-defined ruthenium-hydride catalyst. Scope and mechanistic aspects of these carbon-to-heteroatom bond forming reactions are discussed.


Accepted version. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Vol. 696, No. 1 (January 2011): 76–80. DOI. © Elsevier 2011. Used with permission.

NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Organometallic Chemistry. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Vol. 696, No. 1 (January 1, 2011): pgs. 76-80. DOI. © Elsevier 2011. Used with permission.

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