Selective catalytic hydrogenation of nitriles to primary amines using iron pincer complexes

S. Lange, S. Elangovan, C. Cordes, A. Spannenberg, H. Jiao, H. Junge, S. Bachmann, M. Scalone, C. Topf, K. Junge, M. Beller

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Abstract

The selective catalytic hydrogenation of nitriles to primary amines with the well-defined Fe(PNPCy) pincer complex 2 is reported. This iron pincer catalyst shows superior catalytic activity and selectivity in the reduction of various nitriles including industrially relevant adipodinitrile in high yields under relatively mild conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4768-4772
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Science and Technology
Volume6
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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