METAL COMPLEX COMPOUND AND AMIDE PRODUCTION METHOD THAT UTILIZES SAID METAL COMPLEX COMPOUND
The invention addresses the problem of providing complex compound catalysts that have high catalytic activity, are inexpensive and do not have the theoretical production limitations of solid catalytic methods (problems of contamination with trace amounts of copper ion, etc.) and biocatalytic methods (problems of large water volumes, maintaining microbial cell activity, etc.). The catalyst of the invention contains a metal complex compound represented by formula (I). In formula (I), M represents a metal ion such as ruthenium, etc.
L1 represents a C1-30 cyclic or acyclic, neutral or -1 charge unsaturated hydrocarbon group that may have a substituent
L2 and L3 each independently represent chlorine, etc.
L4 is a compound represented by formula (IIa) or (IIb) that is bonded to M via phosphorus or arsenic. In formulas (IIa) and (IIb), E represents phosphorus or arsenic
Y1 represents oxygen or sulfur, Y2, Y3 and Y4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, aryl group, etc.
and H represents a hydrogen atom.