• RuCl2(PPh3)3 catalyzed oxidation of secondary alcohols with N-methylmorpholine N-oxide

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      Oxidation; secondary alcohols; N-methylmorpholine N-oxide; catalysis by Ru(II)

    • Abstract


      Catalytic amounts of RuCl2(PPh3)3 in the presence of excess of N-methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMO) in DMF, oxidizes secondary alcohols to ketones. Spectral and electrochemical studies reveal the formation of an oxocomplex of Ru(IV), on adding excess of NMO. In the proposed mechanism, the Ru(IV)-oxo complex formed from Ru(II) and NMO, attacks the substrate in the rate determining step.

    • Author Affiliations


      K Vijayasri1 J Rajaram1 J C Kuriacose1

      1. Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras - 600 036, India
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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