A simple method has been developed for the cross dehydrogenative coupling between two different primary alcohols using readily available RuCl2(PPh3)3 as a precatalyst through the borrowing-hydrogen approach. The present methodology is applicable to a large variety of alcohol derivatives including long chain aliphatic alcohols and heteroaryl alcohols. In addition, the methodology was applied in a straightforward protocol to synthesize commercially available fragrances such as Rosaphen and Cyclamenaldehyde in good yields.
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- Organic Chemistry