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Issue 67, 2016
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N-Oxides rescue Ru(v) in catalytic Griffith–Ley (TPAP) alcohol oxidations

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The redox and ligand exchange reactions of oxido-ruthenium complexes are central to the function of the Sharpless and Griffith–Ley one-step alcohol oxidation protocols. However, their mechanisms have not been elucidated. Cyclic voltammetry and UV-vis spectroelectrochemical analysis of [RuO4] has provided new insight into the key ruthenium oxidation states involved in catalysis. Furthermore, the oxidation states sensitive to the presence of the N-oxide co-oxidant N-methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMO), and its role in catalysis, have been determined.

Graphical abstract: N-Oxides rescue Ru(v) in catalytic Griffith–Ley (TPAP) alcohol oxidations

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30 Jun 2016
23 Jul 2016
First published
25 Jul 2016

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 10301-10304
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N-Oxides rescue Ru(V) in catalytic Griffith–Ley (TPAP) alcohol oxidations

T. J. Zerk, P. W. Moore, C. M. Williams and P. V. Bernhardt, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 10301
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC05440D

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