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Efficient hydrogenation of biomass-derived cyclic di-esters to 1,2-diols

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The unprecedented homogeneous hydrogenation of cyclic di-esters, in particular biomass-derived glycolide and lactide, to the corresponding 1,2-diols is catalyzed by Ru(II) PNN (1) and Ru(II) CNN (2) pincer complexes under mild hydrogen pressure and (in the case of 1) neutral conditions. No racemization was observed when a chiral di-ester was used.

Graphical abstract: Efficient hydrogenation of biomass-derived cyclic di-esters to 1,2-diols

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The article was received on 18 Sep 2011, accepted on 12 Oct 2011 and first published on 31 Oct 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC15778G
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 1111-1113
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    Efficient hydrogenation of biomass-derived cyclic di-esters to 1,2-diols

    E. Balaraman, E. Fogler and D. Milstein, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 1111
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CC15778G

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