Novel Catalytic Applications of Ruthenium Clusters
Novel catalytic C-N, C-C, and C-O coupling reactions of simple organic substrates have been discovered using anionic or neutral ruthenium clusters as homogeneous catalysts. All these reactions lead to new organic molecules thus demonstrating the unique catalytic potential of ruthenium clusters. In some cases the catalytic process can be explained in terms of a cycle involving exclusively intact cluster intermediates.
KeywordsAcetylene Ruthenium Formamide Transesterification Phosphine
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