Ibarra-Vazquez, MF., Alvarado-Rodriguez, Jose G.,Esqueda, AC., Rangel-Salas, I. I., Serrano, O., structural characterization, and activity on the transfer hydrogenation reaction of dimesitylacetonate piano stool organometallic complexes of Ru(II), Rh(III), and Ir(III). Journal of Molecular Structure, 2019, 1191, 52-58.DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2019.04.029
A new small family of Ru, Rh, and Ir piano-stool complexes partially containing the bulky acacdiMes, p-Cymene and Cp* ligands was synthetized and characterized. Their catalytic activity in transfer hydrogenation reaction was tested. The turn over frequency (TOF) values for aromatic- and alkyl-ketones giving the corresponding desired alcohols were increased in two orders of magnitude by using microwave heating compared with conventional thermal method.