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Use of the Composite Material RuO2/BaTi4O9 as an Environmentally Benign Solid Catalyst for the Oxidative Cleavage of Olefins

Hiroshi Okumoto*, Kazuhiro Ohtsuka, Shinji Banjoya

*Department of Life Science, Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts, 2640 Nishinoura, Tsurajima, Kurashiki, 712-8505 Japan, Email:

H. Okumoto, K. Ohtsuko, S. Banjoya, Synlett, 2007, 3201-3205.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-992378

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A catalytic amount of a composite material, RuO2/BaTi4O9, in combination with NaIO4 in EtOAc-H2O has been shown to efficiently cleave alkenes, affording ketones, aldehydes and/or carboxylic acids in high yields.

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Key Words

ruthenium, sodium periodate, green chemistry, oxidation, cleavage, ketones, aldehydes, carboxylic acids, heterogeneous catalysis

ID: J60-Y2007-4110