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[RuCl2(p-cymene)]2 on Carbon: An Efficient, Selective, Reusable, and Environmentally Versatile Heterogeneous Catalyst

Eunjung Choi, Chongmok Lee, Youngim Na and Sukbok Chang*

*Department of Chemistry, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon 305-701, Korea, Email:

E. Choi, C. Lee, Y. Na, S. Chang, Org. Lett., 2002, 4, 2369-2371.

DOI: 10.1021/ol0260977

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Adsorbed [RuCl2(p-cymene)]2 on activated carbon is an efficient, environmentally attractive and highly selective catalyst for use in aerobic oxidations, hydrolytic oxidations and dehydrations. The heterogeneous catalyst was recovered quantitatively by simple filtration  and could be reused with minimal loss of activity.

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Key Words

Heterogeneous Catalysis, Ketones, Aldehydes, Silanols, Nitriles, Oxygen, Water

ID: J54-Y2002-520