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Ruthenium catalysed hydrogenation of dimethyl oxalate to ethyleneglycol

Abstract

Dimethyl oxalate is efficiently hydrogenated to ethylene glycol under mild conditions [p(H 2 ) 70 bar; 100 °C] using a ruthenium catalyst based on Ru(acac) 3 and MeC(CH 2 PPh 2 ) 3 .

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Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/A700862G
Citation: Chem. Commun., 1997, 667-668
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    Ruthenium catalysed hydrogenation of dimethyl oxalate to ethylene glycol

    H. T. Teunissen and C. J. Elsevier, Chem. Commun., 1997, 667
    DOI: 10.1039/A700862G

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