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A Highly Efficient Catalyst for Selective Oxidative Scission of Olefins to Aldehydes: Abnormal-NHC-Ru(II) Complex in Oxidation Chemistry

Prosenjit Daw, Ramu Petakamsetty, Abir Sarbajna, Siladitya Laha, Ramesh Ramapanicker and Jitendra K. Bera*

*Department of Chemistry and Center for Environmental Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur 208016, India, Email:

P. Daw, R. Petakamsetty, A. Sarbajna, S. Laha, R. Ramapanicker, J. K. Bera, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 13987-13990.

DOI: 10.1021/ja5075294

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A ruthenium catalyst bearing a fused π-conjugated imidazo[1,2-a][1,8]naphthyridine-based abnormal N-heterocyclic carbene ligand enables a selective oxidation of C═C bonds in a broad range of substrate to aldehydes and C≡C bonds to α-diketones in an EtOAc/CH3CN/H2O solvent mixture at room temperature.

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Key Words

oxidative cleavage of alkenes, sodium periodate

ID: J48-Y2014