Catalytic activation of unstrained, non-activated ketones mediated by platinum(II) – multiple C–C bond cleavage and CO extrusion

Julia Paula Sarju, Debashish Dey, Javier Torroba, Adrian C. Whitwood, Kelly Robert Redeker, Duncan Watson Bruce

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The complexes [Pt(tolpy)Cl(L)] (tolpy = 2-(4-tolyl)pyridine; L = dmso, dms, py, PPh3, CO) are precursors for the catalytic cleavage of C–C bonds and extrusion of CO from a series of unactivated ketones such as cyclohexanone; deuterium labelling experiments demon-strate the involvement of a transfer hydrogen step in the mechanism
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2019

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