Efficient and highly selective iron-catalyzed reduction of nitroarenes

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

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Pyrolysis of iron-phenanthroline complexes supported on carbon leads to highly selective catalysts for the reduction of structurally diverse nitroarenes to anilines in 90-99% yields. Excellent chemoselectivity for the nitro group reduction is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10972-10974
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number39
StatePublished - 21 Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes


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