Dinuclear arene hydrido-complexes of ruthenium(II): Reactions with olefins and catalysis of homogeneous hydrogenation of arenes

Martin A. Bennett, Tai Nang Huang, Terence W. Turney

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The dinuclear hydrido-complex [(η6-C6Me 6)Ru(μ-H)2(μ-Cl)Ru(η6-C 6Me6)]Cl reacts with mono-olefins to give the corresponding alkanes and either η3-allylruthenium(II) or dieneruthenium(0) complexes; it also catalyses efficient homogeneous hydrogenation of a range of arenes to the corresponding cyclohexanes under mild conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-314
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1979
Externally publishedYes

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