General and highly efficient iron-catalyzed hydrogenation of aldehydes, ketones, and α,β-unsaturated aldehydes

Steffen Fleischer, Shaolin Zhou, Kathrin Junge, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

EnvIRONmentally friendly: The title hydrogenation of aldehydes, ketones, and α,β-unsaturated aldehydes is reported. In the presence of the catalyst 1, primary, secondary, and allylic alcohols were obtained in good to excellent yields under mild reaction conditions. The catalyst is easily and inexpensively prepared, and is also stable to air, water, and column chromatography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5120-5124
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume52
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 May 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • alcohols
  • hydrogenation
  • iron
  • reduction
  • synthetic methods

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