Chemoselective transfer hydrogenation to nitroarenes mediated by cubane-type Mo3S4 cluster catalysts

Iván Sorribes, Gerrit Wienhöfer, Cristian Vicent, Kathrin Junge, Rosa Llusar, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

Chemoselective cubes: Cubane-type [Mo3S4X 3(dmpe)3]+ clusters (dmpe=1,2-(bis) dimethylphosphinoethane), in combination with an azeotropic 5:2 mixture of HCOOH and NEt3 as the reducing agent, act as selective cluster catalysts (X=H) or precatalysts (X=Cl) for the transfer hydrogenation of functionalized nitroarenes, without the formation of hazardous hydroxylamines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7794-7798
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume51
Issue number31
DOIs
StatePublished - 27 Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • cluster catalysis
  • molybdenum
  • nitrobenzene
  • reduction
  • transfer hydrogenation

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