Aldehydes as alkylating agents for ketones.

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Summary of "Aldehydes as alkylating agents for ketones."

Common and non-toxic aldehydes are proposed as reagents for alkylation of ketones instead of carcinogenic alkyl halides. The developed reductive alkylation reaction proceeds in the presence of the commercially available ruthenium catalyst [(cymene)RuCl2]2 (as low as 250 ppm) and a carbon monoxide as the reducing agent. The reaction works well for a broad substrate scope, including aromatic and aliphatic aldehydes and ketones. It can be carried out without a solvent and often gives nearly quantitative yields of the products. This straightforward and cost-effective method is promising not only for laboratory application but also for industry, which produce carbon monoxide as a large scale waste product.


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Name: Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)
ISSN: 1521-3765


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