An arene hydrido-complex of ruthenium(II) as catalyst for the homogeneous hydrogenation of benzene and olefins

Martin A. Bennett, Tai Nang Huang, Anthony K. Smith, Terence W. Turney

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Abstract

Under mild conditions, the complex [RuHCl-(η-C6Me 6)(PPh3)] is an active homogeneous catalyst for the addition of molecular hydrogen to benzene giving cyclohexane and for the hydrogenation of olefins using either molecular hydrogen or secondary alcohols.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582-583
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1978
Externally publishedYes

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