Hydrogenation of Aliphatic and Aromatic Nitriles Using a Defined Ruthenium PNP Pincer Catalyst

Jacob Neumann, Christoph Bornschein, Haijun Jiao, Kathrin Junge, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

Selective catalytic reductions of nitriles are presented using the commercially available Ru-Macho-BH complex. A variety of aliphatic, aromatic and (hetero)cyclic nitriles including industrially important adipodinitrile are hydrogenated to the corresponding primary amines. Modelling suggests the reaction follows an outer sphere hydrogenation mechanism. An efficient and selective catalytic reduction of nitriles is presented using the commercially available Ru-Macho-BH complex. A variety of aliphatic, aromatic and (hetero)cyclic nitriles including the industrially important adipodinitrile are hydrogenated to the corresponding primary amines. The reaction follows an outer-sphere mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5944-5948
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Volume2015
Issue number27
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Amines
  • Hydrogenation
  • Nitrile
  • Ruthenium

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