Homogeneous catalysis using iron complexes: Recent developments in selective reductions

Kathrin Junge, Kristin Schröder, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

With respect to its availability, low toxicity, and price iron should be one of the most used metals in homogeneous catalysis. Surprisingly, so far the application of iron is underdeveloped in comparison to other transition metals. Herein, we highlight promising attempts obtained in hydrogenation, transfer hydrogenation and hydrosilylation, which nicely illustrate the potential of iron and hopefully initialize a ferric future for catalysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4849-4859
Number of pages11
JournalChemical Communications
Volume47
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 May 2011
Externally publishedYes

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