N-Propylphthalimide-Substituted Silver(I) N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes and Ruthenium(II) N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes: Synthesis and Transfer Hydrogenation of Ketones


AKTAŞ A., GÖK Y.

CATALYSIS LETTERS, vol.145, no.2, pp.631-639, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 145 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10562-014-1453-8
  • Journal Name: CATALYSIS LETTERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.631-639
  • Inonu University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

This study deals with the synthesis of N-propylphthalimide substituted Ag(I)-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes and N-propylphthalimide substituted Ru(II)-NHC complexes in the transfer hydrogenation of ketones. The Ag(I)-NHC complexes were synthesized from the imidazolium salts and Ag2O in dichloromethane at room temperature. The Ru(II)-NHC complexes have been prepared from Ag(I)-NHC complexes using transmetallation method. The six N-propylphthalimide substituted Ag(I)-NHC complexes and six N-propylphthalimide substituted Ru(II)-NHC complexes have been characterized by spectroscopic techniques and elemental analyses. N-propylphthalimide substituted Ru(II)-NHC complexes have been analyzed as catalysts for the transfer hydrogenation of ketones and exhibit activity in this reaction.