Direct Amination of Secondary Alcohols Using Ammonia

Dennis Pingen, Christian Muller, Dieter Vogt

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Hydrogen shuttle: For the first time secondary alcohols and ammonia can be directly converted into primary amines with a selectivity of up to 99 % by using a simple ruthenium/phosphine catalyst (see scheme; R1, R2= alkyl, aryl, alkenyl; M=[Ru3(CO)12]; and L=phosphine ligand).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8130-8133
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010


  • alcohols
  • amination
  • ammonia
  • hydrogen
  • ruthenium

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