When RuH2(CO)(PPh3)3 was reacted with 2,2-dimethyl-1-(2-p-tolylphenyl)propan-1-one (2), the ruthenium-aryloxy complex 3 was obtained in 76% yield. The structure of this complex was determined from 1H and 31P NMR and X-ray data. Complex 3 showed the catalytic activity for the coupling of 2 with the phenylboronate 4. The 1H and 31P NMR studies of the reaction of Ru(CO)(PPh3)3 with o-aryloxy pivalophenone revealed that the C-H bond cleavage is a kinetically favorable process but the C-O bond cleavage is a thermodynamic one. The reaction of 2-methoxyacetophenone with vinylsilane and organoboronate resulted in chemoselective C-C bond formation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry