Ruthenium complexes of six-electron-donor NUPHOS-Type diphosphines: Highly selective catalysts for the hydrocarboxylation of terminal alkynes

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  • The ruthenium-p-cymene complexes [p-cymene)Ru(1,2,3,4-Me 4-NUPHOS)Cl][SbF6] and [(p-cymene)Ru(1,4-Et 2-2,3-cyclo-C6H8-NUPHO S)Cl][SbF6] were prepared by reaction of [(p-cymene)RuCl2]2 with the corresponding NUPHOS diphosphine in the presence of NaSbF6. The crystal structures of these complexes were determined by single-crystal X-ray crystallography. The highly regio- and stereoselective addition of benzoic acid to phenylacetylene using catalysts based on NUPHOS was studied. The higher cis-to-trans ratios for anti-Markovnikov addition of benzoic acid to terminal alkynes with NUPHOS-based catalysts compared with their biaryl-based counterparts.
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  • Organometallics  Journal
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  • Doherty S; Knight JG; Rath RK; Clegg W; Harrington RW; Newman CR; Campbell R; Amin H
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  • 2633
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  • 2644
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  • 24
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  • 11