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Precursor for the preparation of other compounds of ruthenium. Ruthenium(III) 2,4-pentanedionate is employed as a recyclable catalyst for certain organic transformations like the acetylation of phenols, alcohols, and amines under neat conditions. It is also used as a homogeneous catalyst, for example, in the hydrolysis of sodium borohydride and regiospecific tritiation of aromatic carboxylic acids. It is also used as a catalyst for enantioselective hydrogenation of acids such as aryl acrylic acid and aryl propenic acid.
Varala, R.; Nasreen, A.; Adapa, S. R. Ruthenium(III) acetylacetonate [Ru(acac)3] An efficient recyclable catalyst for the acetylation of phenols, alcohols, and amines under neat conditions. Can. J. Chem. 2007, 85 (2), 148-152.
Hesk, D.; Jones, J. R.; Lockley, W. J. S. Regiospecific Tritium Labeling of Aromatic Acids, Amides, Amines and Heterocyclics Using Homogeneous Rhodium Trichloride and Ruthenium Acetylacetonate Catalysts. J. Labelled Compd. Rad. 1990, 28 (12), 1427-1436.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
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