Ionic liquid based Ru(II)-phosphinite compounds and their catalytic use in transfer hydrogenation: X-ray structure of an ionic compound 1-chloro-3-(3-methylimidazolidin-1-yl)propan-2-ol


Aydemir M., Rafikova K., Kystaubayeva N., Pasa S., Meric N., Ocak Y. S. , ...More

POLYHEDRON, vol.81, pp.245-255, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.poly.2014.05.079
  • Title of Journal : POLYHEDRON
  • Page Numbers: pp.245-255
  • Keywords: Ionic compound, Phosphinite, Transfer hydrogenation, X-ray, Ruthenium, ASYMMETRIC TRANSFER HYDROGENATION, ENANTIOSELECTIVE TRANSFER HYDROGENATION, BETA-AMINOPHOSPHINE OXIDES, CHIRAL PHOSPHINITE LIGANDS, RUTHENIUM(II) COMPLEXES, AROMATIC KETONES, COORDINATION CHEMISTRY, C-2-SYMMETRIC AXIS, RU(II) COMPLEXES, METAL

Abstract

The compound 1-chloro-3-(3-methylimidazolidin-1-yl)propan-2-ol chloride (1) was prepared from the reaction of 1-methylimidazole with epichlorohydrine. The corresponding phosphinite ligands were synthesized by the reaction 1-chloro-3-(3-methylimidazolidin-1-yl)propan-2-ol chloride, [C7H15N2OCl]Cl with one equivalent of chlorodiphenylphosphine or chlorodicyclohexylphosphine, in anhydrous CH2Cl2 and under an inert argon atmosphere. [Ru(eta(6)-arene)(mu-Cl)Cl](2) dimers readily react with the phosphinite ligands [(Ph2PO)-C7H14N2Cl]Cl (2) or [(Cy2PO)-C7H14N2Cl]Cl (3) at room temperature to afford the cationic derivatives [Ru((Ph2PO)-C7H14N2Cl)(eta(6)-arene)Cl-2]Cl and [Ru((Cy2PO)-C7H14N2Cl)(eta(6)-arene)Cl-2]Cl {arene: benzene (4), (5); p-cymene (6), (7)}. The structures of these ligands and their corresponding complexes have been elucidated by a combination of multinuclear NMR and IR spectroscopy, TGA/DTA and elemental analysis. The molecular structure of the ionic compound 1 was also determined by an X-ray single crystal diffraction study. Furthermore, the catalytic activity of complexes 4-7 for the transfer hydrogenation of various ketones was investigated and these complexes were found to be efficient catalysts in the transfer hydrogenation of various ketones, with excellent conversions up to 99%. Specifically, [Ru((Cy2PO)-C7H14N2Cl)(eta(6)-benzene)Cl-2]Cl (5) and [Ru((Cy2PO)-C7H14N2Cl)(eta(6)-p-cymene)Cl-2]Cl (7) act as excellent catalysts, giving the corresponding alcohols in 98-99% conversions in 5 min (TOF <= 1188 h(-1)). (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.