Thursday, February 7, 2013

New transformations; alkyne oxidation

Transformations of Alkynes at a Cyclotriphosphato Ruthenium Complex
Keiichiro Kanao,† Yousuke Ikeda,† Kazuhiro Kimura,† Sou Kamimura,‡ Yoshiaki Tanabe,§ Yuichiro Mutoh,† Masakazu Iwasaki,∥ and Youichi Ishii*,† 

This paper reports use of Ru(II) with the P3O9 ligand for conversion of alkynes to alpha-keto-carbenes; Fischer carbene complexes are also formed from the alkynes under certain conditions.  Still this is an interesting transformation.

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