Terminal epoxides are hydrogenolyzed to give secondary alcohols with high regioselectivity using the ternary catalyst system of Cp*RuCl(cod)-2-(diphenyl-phosphino)ethylamine (1a)-KOH (Cp* = η5-C5(CH3)5, cod = 1,5-cyclooctadiene) in 2-propanol under mild conditions.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry