Homogeneous [RuIII(Me3tacn)Cl3]-catalyzed alkene cis-dihydroxylation with aqueous hydrogen peroxide

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Author(s)

  • Wing-Ping Yip
  • Chi-Ming Ho
  • Nianyong Zhu
  • Tai-Chu Lau
  • Chi-Ming Che

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-77
Journal / PublicationChemistry - An Asian Journal
Volume3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2008

Abstract

A simple and green method that uses [Ru(Me3tacn)Cl3] (1; Me3tacn=N,N′,N″-trimethyl-1,4,7-triazacyclononane) as catalyst,aqueous H2O2 as the terminal oxidant, and Al2O3 and NaCl as additives is effective in the cis-dihydroxylation of alkenes in aqueous tert-butanol. Unfunctionalized alkenes,including cycloalkenes, aliphat ic alkenes, and styrenes (14 examples) were selectively oxidized to their corresponding cis-diols in good to excellent yield (70-96%) based on substrate conversions of up to 100%. The preparation of cis-1,2-cycloheptanediol (119 g,91 % yield) and cis-1,2-cyclooctanediol (128 g,92 % yield) from cycloheptene and cyclooctene,respectively, on the 1-mol scale can be achieved by scaling up the reaction without modification. Results from Hammett correlation studies on the competitive oxidation of para-substituted styrenes (ρ=-0.97, R=0.988) and the detection of the cycloadduct [(Me 3tacn)ClRuHO2(C8H14)]+ by ESI-MS for the 1-catalyzed oxidation of cyclooctene to cis-1,2-cyclooctanediol are similar to those of the stoichiometric oxidation of alkenes by cis-[(Me 3tacn)-(CF3CO2)RuVIO2]+ through [3+2] cycloaddition (W.-P. Yip, W .-Y. Yu, N. Zhu, C.-M. Che, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127,14239). © 2008 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

Research Area(s)

  • Alkenes, Catalysis, Dihydroxylation, Oxidation, Ruthenium

Citation Format(s)

Homogeneous [RuIII(Me3tacn)Cl3]-catalyzed alkene cis-dihydroxylation with aqueous hydrogen peroxide. / Yip, Wing-Ping; Ho, Chi-Ming; Zhu, Nianyong; Lau, Tai-Chu; Che, Chi-Ming.

In: Chemistry - An Asian Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1, 04.01.2008, p. 70-77.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review