Ruthenium Pincer‐Catalyzed Cross‐Dehydrogenative Coupling of Primary Alcohols with Secondary Alcohols under Neutral Conditions

@article{Srimani2012RutheniumPC,
  title={Ruthenium Pincer‐Catalyzed Cross‐Dehydrogenative Coupling of Primary Alcohols with Secondary Alcohols under Neutral Conditions},
  author={Dipankar Srimani and Ekambaram Balaraman and Boopathy Gnanaprakasam and Yehoshoa Ben‐David and David Milstein},
  journal={Advanced Synthesis \& Catalysis},
  year={2012},
  volume={354},
  pages={2403-2406}
}
Cross-dehydrogenative coupling of primary alcohols with secondary alcohols to obtain mixed esters with the liberation of molecular hydrogen is achieved in high yield and good selectivity under neutral conditions, using a bipyridyl-based PNN ruthenium(II) pincer catalyst. 
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