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Concurrent Formation of N-H Imines and Carbonyl Compounds by Ruthenium-Catalyzed C-C Bond Cleavage of β-Hydroxy Azides

Jeong Min Lee, Dae Young Bae, Jin Yong Park, Hwi Yul Jo, Eunsung Lee*, Young Ho Rhee* and Jaiwook Park*

*Department of Chemistry, POSTECH, (Pohang University of Science and Technology), Pohang 37673, Republic of Korea, Email:,,

J. Min Lee, D. Y. Bae, J. Y. Park, H. Y. Jo, E. Lee, Y. H. Rhee, J. Park, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 4608-4613.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c01145 (free Supporting Information)

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A commercial cyclopentadienylrutenium dicarbonyl dimer efficiently catalyzes the formation of N-H imines and carbonyl compounds simultaneously from β-hydroxy azides via C-C bond cleavage under visible light.

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Key Words

aldehydes, ketones

ID: J54-Y2020