Efficient catalytic addition of aromatic carbon-hydrogen bonds to olefins

Shinji Murai, Fumitoshi Kakiuchi, Shinya Sekine, Yasuo Tanaka, Asayuki Kamatani, Motohiro Sonoda, Naoto Chatani

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The selective cleavage of carbon-hydrogen bonds in organic compounds is a critical step in many organic syntheses, and is particularly important in the conversion of hydrocarbons to useful organic compounds. An organometallic ruthenium complex can cleave C-H bonds in a variety of aromatic systems, leading to addition to alkenes by C-C bond formation. The catalyst operates with a degree of efficiency, selectivity and generality that will make it extremely valuable in organic synthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-531
Number of pages3
Issue number6455
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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