Catalytic dimerization of acrylonitrile

Kohichi Kashiwagi, Ryoji Sugise, Toshihiro Shimakawa, Tunao Matuura, Masashi Shirai, Fumitoshi Kakiuchi, Shinji Murai

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A new catalytic system using the combination RuCl2(DMSO)4/CH3CH 3COONa/DMSO/carboxylic acid which enables selective dimerization of acrylonitrile to linear dimers without formation of propionitrile as a byproduct has been developed on the basis of a new working hypothesis of the desirable reaction mechanism involving protonolysis of a C-Ru bond in the intermediate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2233-2235
Number of pages3
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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