A Cp*Ru-based bifunctional catalyst system (Cp* = η5-C5(CH3)5) with a suitably-designed PN ligand (PN = chelating tertiary phosphine-protic amine ligand) has been developed for a regioselective lactonization of unsymmetrically substituted 1,4-diols, which may provide an expeditious access to a variety of lactone lignans.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
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- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
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- Materials Chemistry