Ruthenium-Catalyzed Oxidative Cleavage of Olefins to Aldehydes
Dan Yang* and Chi Zhang
*Department of Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, Email: yangdanhku.hk
D. Yang, C. Zhang, J. Org. Chem., 2001, 66, 4814-4818.
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Specific oxidation protocols have been developed for the cleavage of styrenes, aliphatic olefins, and terminal aliphatic olefins to carbonyl compounds with ruthenium trichloride as catalyst. Olefins that are not fully substituted are converted to aldehydes rather than carboxylic acids.
D. Yang, F. Chen, Z.-M. Dong, D.-W. Zhang, J. Org. Chem., 2004, 69, 209-212.