Mechanistic study of the Ru(H)2(CO)(PPh3)3-catalyzed addition of C-H bonds in aromatic esters to olefins

Fumitoshi Kakiuchi, Hisashi Ohtaki, Motohiro Sonoda, Naoto Chatani, Shinji Murai

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The reaction mechanism of the Ru(H)2(CO)(PPh,3)3-catalyzed addition of C-H bonds in aromatic esters to olefins was studied by means of deuterium-labeling experiments and measurement of the 13C kinetic isotope effect. The deuterium-labeling experiment revealed a rapid equilibrium among the intermediates prior to the reductive elimination, and the 13C NMR kinetic isotope effect indicated that C-C bond formation is the rate-determining step in this reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)918-919
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1


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