Efficient Base-Free Hydrogenation of Amides to Alcohols and Amines Catalyzed by Well-Defined Pincer Imidazolyl-Ruthenium Complexes

Jose R. Cabrero-Antonino, Elisabetta Alberico, Hans Joachim Drexler, Wolfgang Baumann, Kathrin Junge, Henrik Junge, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

Novel homogeneous ruthenium catalysts bearing an imidazolylaminophosphino pincer ligand have been synthesized. The active catalyst allows for the hydrogenation of a range of amides under base-free conditions to afford the corresponding alcohols and amines in high yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-54
Number of pages8
JournalACS Catalysis
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • amide hydrogenation
  • bifunctional catalysis
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • pincer complexes
  • ruthenium

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