International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry / 2010 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Facile Access to Aldol Products from Aromatic and Heteroaromatic Aldehydes Using Ruthenium Catalyst

Table 2

Ruthenium-catalyzed cross-aldol reaction in the presence of RuCl3 nH2O/3PPh3 (3a–i).

Entr AldehydeProductTime (h)Yield (%

14-(Methylthio)benzaldehyde3a382
23-Methylthiophen-2-carbaldehyde3b3.578
35-Methylthiophen-2-carbaldehyde3c480
4Thiophen-2-carbaldehyde3d3.584
5Furan-2-carbaldehyde3e3.577
64-Methoxybenzaldehyde3f380
74-Methylybenzaldehyde3g3.581
82-Methoxybenzaldehyde3h3.577
9Benzaldehyde3i383

ll products were characterized by 1H NMR, 13C NMR, and IR data. ields after purification by chromatography.

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