Ruthenium-Catalyzed Amination of Secondary Alcohols Using Borrowing Hydrogen Methodology

Kostiantyn O. Marichev, James M. Takacs

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A new ruthenium complex catalyzes the amination of primary and secondary alcohols and the regioselective mono- and sequential diamination of diols via the borrowing hydrogen pathway. Several variations on new intra- and intermolecular cyclizations of aminoalcohols, diols, and diamines lead to heterocyclic ring systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2205-2210
Number of pages6
JournalACS Catalysis
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016


  • aminations
  • borrowing hydrogen
  • heterocycle synthesis
  • hydrogen autotransfer
  • ruthenium(II) complex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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