A series of ruthenium complexes, RuHCl(CO)(PAr3)3 and RuH2(CO)(PAr3)3, containing various triarylphosphines were synthesized. Screening of these complexes as catalysts for direct arylation of sterically congested ortho C-H bonds of aromatic ketones improved the yields of the arylation products.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry