Ruthenium-catalysed reductive cleavage of allylic esters with formic acid and triethylamine. Application to short-step synthesis of α-hydroxy acids

  • Maruyama Y
  • Sezaki T
  • Tekawa M
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Ruthenium-catalysed reductive cleavage reactions of allylic carboxylates and carbonates with formic acid and triethylamine to give olefins were explored. As an application of the ruthenium-catalysed processes, a new synthetic route to α-hydroxy acids has been discovered. The reductive cleavage of allylic esters is considered to proceed through π-allylruthenium intermediates. © 1994.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Allyl
  • Catalysis
  • Formic acid
  • Reductive cleavage
  • Ruthenium

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  • Yooichiroh Maruyama

  • Takao Sezaki

  • Masafumi Tekawa

  • Toshiaki Sakamoto

  • Isao Shimizu

  • Akio Yamamoto

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