Cobalt-catalysed transfer hydrogenation of quinolines and related heterocycles using formic acid under mild conditions

Jose R. Cabrero-Antonino, Rosa Adam, Kathrin Junge, Ralf Jackstell, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

Herein, we report the first example of homogeneous non-noble metal-catalyzed transfer hydrogenation of N-heteroarenes. The combination of Co(BF4)2·6H2O with tris(2-(diphenylphosphino)phenyl)phosphine L1 is able to selectively reduce quinolines in the presence of other sensitive functional groups, under mild conditions, using formic acid as a hydrogen source.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1981-1985
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Science and Technology
Volume7
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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