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Upgrading ethanol to 1-butanol with a homogeneous air-stable ruthenium catalyst

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An amide-derived N,N,N-Ru(II) complex catalyzes the conversion of EtOH to 1-BuOH with high activity. Conversion to alcohol upgraded products exceeds 250 turnovers per hour (>50% conversion) with 0.1 mol% catalyst loading. In addition to high activity for ethanol upgrading, catalytic reactions can be set up under ambient conditions with no loss in activity.

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Submitted
01 Dec 2015
Accepted
27 Dec 2015
First published
04 Jan 2016

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 2901-2904
Article type
Communication
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Upgrading ethanol to 1-butanol with a homogeneous air-stable ruthenium catalyst

K. T. Tseng, S. Lin, J. W. Kampf and N. K. Szymczak, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 2901
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09913G

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