Michaela Edin

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Pentaphenylcyclopentadienyl ruthenium complexes (3) are excellent catalysts for the racemization of secondary alcohols at ambient temperature. The combination of this process with enzymatic resolution of the alcohols results in a highly efficient synthesis of enantiomerically pure acetates at room temperature with short reaction times for most substrates.(More)
Highly efficient synthesis of enantiopure diacetates of 2,4-pentanediol and 2,5-hexanediol starting from commercially available mixtures of the diols (dl/meso approximately 1:1) has been realized by combining a fast ruthenium-catalyzed epimerization with an enzymatic transesterification. The in situ coupling of these two processes produces the diacetates in(More)
The mechanism of the unexpected facile formation of meso-diacetate previously observed in the enzymatic resolution of dl/meso mixtures of 2,4-pentanediol and 2,5-hexanediol with Candida antarctica lipase B has been elucidated. It was found that the formation of meso-diacetate proceeds via different mechanisms for the two diols. Enzyme-catalyzed acylation of(More)
A semiquantitative method for evaluating the splenic uptake of 111In is described. With this method the uptake of indium in the spleen was significantly higher in seven patients with extramedullary erythropoiesis (EME) than in a control group of seven patients with comparable degrees of splenomegaly but without clinical and/or histological signs of EME. The(More)
A one-pot synthesis of enantiomerically pure syn-1,3-diacetates starting from readily accessible racemic diastereomeric mixtures of 1,3-diols has been realized by combining (i) enzymatic transesterification, (ii) ruthenium-catalyzed epimerization of a secondary alcohol in a diol or diol monoacetate, and (iii) intramolecular acyl migration in a syn-1,3-diol(More)
The racemization of sec-alcohols catalyzed by pentaphenylcyclopentadienyl-ruthenium complex 3a has been investigated. The mechanism involves ruthenium-alkoxide intermediates: reaction of tert-butoxide ruthenium complex 4 with a series of sec-alcohols with different electronic properties gave ruthenium complexes bearing a secondary alkoxide as a ligand. The(More)
A range of ruthenium cyclopentadienyl (Cp) complexes have been prepared and used for isomerization of allylic alcohols to the corresponding saturated carbonyl compounds. Complexes bearing CO ligands show higher activity than those with PPh3 ligands. The isomerization rate is highly affected by the substituents on the Cp ring. Tetra(phenyl)methyl-substituted(More)
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