Dehydrogenative Oxidation of Alcohols in Aqueous Media Using Water-Soluble and Reusable Cp*Ir Catalysts Bearing a Functional Bipyridine Ligand
Ryoko Kawahara, Ken-ichi Fujita* and Ryohei Yamaguchi*
*Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Sakyo-ku Kyoto 606-8501, Japan, Email: fujitakkagaku.mbox.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp, yamaguchi.ryohei.75sst.kyoto-u.ac.jp
R. Kawahara, K.-i. Fujita, R. Yamaguchi, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 3643-3646.
DOI: 10.1021/ja210857z (free Supporting Information)
A water-soluble Cp*Ir complex bearing a bipyridine-based functional ligand can be used as catalyst for a dehydrogenative oxidation of various primary and secondary alcohols to aldehydes and ketones, respectively without any oxidant. The catalyst can be reused.
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