This article highlights Ru complexes, which effect catalytic hydrogenation of polar organic functionalities containing C-O bonds other than aldehydes or ketones. The unique ability of Ru complexes to undergo heterolytic dihydrogen cleavage seems to play a key role in these catalyses.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry