Selective catalytic transfer hydrogenation of nitriles to primary amines using Pd/C

Marcelo Vilches-Herrera, Svenja Werkmeister, Kathrin Junge, Armin Börner, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

The catalytic transfer hydrogenation of (hetero)aryl nitriles using ammonium formate has been investigated in detail. In the presence of commercially available Pd/C, a straightforward and selective reduction is achieved without any additives under mild conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-632
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis Science and Technology
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

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