Transfer hydrogenation of ketones catalyzed by 1-alkylbenzimidazole ruthenium(II) complexes

Ozdemir I., Sahin N. , Cetinkaya B.

MONATSHEFTE FUR CHEMIE, vol.138, no.3, pp.205-209, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 138 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00706-007-0590-9
  • Title of Journal : MONATSHEFTE FUR CHEMIE
  • Page Numbers: pp.205-209


Six [RuCl2(1-alkylbenzimidazole)(p-cymene)] complexes have been prepared and the new compounds characterized by C, H, N analyses, H-1 NMR, and C-13 NMR. The reduction of ketones to alcohols via transfer hydrogenation was achieved with catalytic amounts of the complexes in the presence of t-BuOK.