Previous reports with our N,N,N-pincer Ru hydride catalysts have shown their synthetic versatility in the ability to perform various transfer dehydrogenation reactions, deuterations, and (semi)-hydrogenations. In this report, we expand the reactivity of these complexes to encompass olefin transposition/isomerization via a chain-walking mechanism. Furthermore, we report several one-pot cascade reaction sequences derived from the products of the transposition reactions. The protocol occurs at room temperature achieving excellent yields, regioselectivity, and diastereoselectivity in short reaction times
Catalytic Olefin Transpositions Facilitated by Ruthenium N,N,N-Pincer Complexes
13 December 2022, Version 1
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