A new catalyst for the epimerization of secondary alcohols: carbon-hydrogen bond activation in the rhenium alkoxide complexes (.eta.5-C5R5)Re(NO)(PPh3)(OCHRR') Academic Article uri icon


  • The methoxide complexes (η5-C5R5)Re(NO)-(PPh3KOCH3) (R = H, Me) catalyze the title reaction (65-90 °C, C6H5R solvent); intermediate secondary alkoxide complexes undergo PPh3 dissociation and sequential epimerization at rhenium and carbon. © 1991, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Saura-Llamas, I., Garner, C. M., & Gladysz, J. A.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • August 1991