Oxidation of hydroquinones by a (salen)ruthenium(VI) nitrido complex

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Author(s)

  • Jianhui Xie
  • Po-Kam Lo
  • William W. Y. Lam
  • Wai-Lun Man
  • Li Ma
  • Shek-Man Yiu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11430-11433
Journal / PublicationChemical Communications
Volume52
Issue number76
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Abstract

Hydroquinone is readily oxidized by a (salen)ruthenium(vi) nitrido complex in the presence of pyridine to give benzoquinone. Experimental and computational studies suggest that the reaction occurs via a novel mechanism that involves an initial electrophilic attack at the aromatic ring of the hydroquinone by the nitrido ligand.

Citation Format(s)

Oxidation of hydroquinones by a (salen)ruthenium(VI) nitrido complex. / Xie, Jianhui; Lo, Po-Kam; Lam, William W. Y.; Man, Wai-Lun; Ma, Li; Yiu, Shek-Man; Lau, Kai-Chung; Lau, Tai-Chu.

In: Chemical Communications, Vol. 52, No. 76, 2016, p. 11430-11433.

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