A convenient and general ruthenium-catalyzed transfer hydrogenation of nitro- and azobenzenes

Rajenahally V. Jagadeesh, Gerrit Wienhöfer, Felix A. Westerhaus, Annette Enrica Surkus, Henrik Junge, Kathrin Junge, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

An easily accessible in situ catalyst composed of [{RuCl 2(p-cymene)} 2] and terpyridine has been developed for the selective transfer hydrogenation of aromatic nitro and azo compounds. The procedure is general and the selectivity of the catalyst has been demonstrated by applying a series of structurally diverse nitro and azo compounds (see scheme).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14375-14379
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume17
Issue number51
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • anilines
  • azo compounds
  • hydrogenation
  • propanol
  • ruthenium

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