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ATP3 and MTP3: Easily Prepared Stable Perruthenate Salts for Oxidation Applications in Synthesis

Peter W. Moore, Christopher D. G. Read, Paul V. Bernhardt, Craig M. Williams*

*School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Email:

P. W. Moore, C. D. G. Read, P. V. Bernhardt, C. M. Williams, Chem. Eur. J., 2018, 24, 4556-4561.

DOI: 10.1002/chem.201800531

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The mild instability of the Ley-Griffith catalyst (TPAP) creates preparation, storage, and reaction reproducibility issues, due to unpreventable slow decomposition. A set of readily synthesized, bench stable, phosphonium perruthenates (ATP3 and MTP3) mirror the reactivity of TPAP, but avoid storage decomposition issues.

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Key Words

TPAP, N-Methylmorpholine-N-Oxide, Aldehydes, Ketones

ID: JXX-Y2018