Tetrapropylammonium Perruthenate, Pr4N+RuO4-, TPAP: A Catalytic Oxidant for Organic Synthesis
Steven V. Ley*, Joanne Norman, William P. Griffith, Stephen P. Marsden
*Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EW, England, Email: svl1000cam.ac.uk
S. B. Ley, J. Norman, W. P. Griffith, S. P. Marsden, Synthesis, 1994, 639-666.
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Tetrapropylammonium perruthenate enables oxidations of a wide range of molecules including examples of both double oxidations and selective oxidations. Mechanistic studies and general experimental procedures are reported. In addition several interesting developments in the chemistry of this reagent are outlined: heteroatom oxidation, cleavage reactions and use in sequential reaction processes.
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