Ruthenium Oxidation Complexes

Their Uses as Homogenous Organic Catalysts

  • William P.¬†Griffith

Part of the Catalysis by Metal Complexes book series (CMCO, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. William P. Griffith
    Pages 1-134
  3. William P. Griffith
    Pages 135-172
  4. William P. Griffith
    Pages 173-213
  5. William P. Griffith
    Pages 215-226
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 253-258

About this book


Ruthenium Oxidation Complexes explores ruthenium complexes, particularly those in higher oxidation states, which function as useful and selective organic oxidation catalysts. Particular emphasis is placed on those systems which are of industrial significance. The preparation, properties and applications of the ruthenium complexes are described, followed by a presentation of their oxidative properties and summary of the different mechanisms involved in the organic oxidations (e.g. oxidations of alcohols, alkenes, arenes and alkynes, alkanes, amines, ethers, phopshines and miscellaneous substrates). Moreover, future trends and developments in the area are discussed.

This monograph is aimed at inorganic, organic, industrial and catalysis chemists, especially those who wish to carry out specific organic oxidations using catalytic methods.


Catalysis Catalytic Methods Inorganic coordination chemistry Organic Oxidation Ruthenium Complexes Synthesis of natural products / drugs

Authors and affiliations

  • William P.¬†Griffith
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. ChemistryImperial CollegeLondonUnited Kingdom

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