Catalysts 2012, 2(4), 412-421; doi:10.3390/catal2040412
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Alcohol Dehydrogenation with a Dual Site Ruthenium, Boron Catalyst Occurs at Ruthenium

Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute and Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1661, USA
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Received: 14 June 2012; in revised form: 27 August 2012 / Accepted: 5 September 2012 / Published: 11 October 2012
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Abstract: The complex [(κ3-(N,N,O-py2B(Me)OH)Ru(NCMe)3]+ TfO (1) is a catalyst for transfer dehydrogenation of alcohols, which was designed to function through a cooperative transition state in which reactivity was split between boron and ruthenium. We show here both stoichiometric and catalytic evidence to support that in the case of alcohol oxidation, the mechanism most likely involves reactivity only at the ruthenium center.
Keywords: bifunctional catalyst; oxidation; hydride abstraction; mechanism

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Lu, Z.; Malinoski, B.; Flores, A.V.; Conley, B.L.; Guess, D.; Williams, T.J. Alcohol Dehydrogenation with a Dual Site Ruthenium, Boron Catalyst Occurs at Ruthenium. Catalysts 2012, 2, 412-421.

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Lu Z, Malinoski B, Flores AV, Conley BL, Guess D, Williams TJ. Alcohol Dehydrogenation with a Dual Site Ruthenium, Boron Catalyst Occurs at Ruthenium. Catalysts. 2012; 2(4):412-421.

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Lu, Zhiyao; Malinoski, Brock; Flores, Ana V.; Conley, Brian L.; Guess, Denver; Williams, Travis J. 2012. "Alcohol Dehydrogenation with a Dual Site Ruthenium, Boron Catalyst Occurs at Ruthenium." Catalysts 2, no. 4: 412-421.

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