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Efficient Heterogeneous Aerobic Oxidation of Amines by a Supported Ruthenium Catalyst

Kazuya Yamaguchi, Noritaka Mizuno*

*Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan, Email:

K. Yamaguchi, N. Mizuno, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2003, 42, 1480-1483.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.200250779

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Ruthenium supported on alumina acts as an efficient heterogeneous catalyst for the oxidation of non-activated as well as activated amines to the corresponding nitriles or imines with 1 atm of dioxygen or air.

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Key Words

amines, nitriles, heterogeneous catalysis, oxidation, oxygen, ruthenium

ID: J06-Y2003-100