Two iron catalysts are better than one: A general and convenient reduction of aromatic and aliphatic primary amides

Shoubhik Das, Bianca Wendt, Konstanze Möller, Kathrin Junge, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

It takes two: For the reduction of amides to amines iron catalysts were developed. A combination of two different iron catalysts made possible the challenging reduction of primary amides (see picture).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1662-1666
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume51
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 13 Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • amides
  • amines
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • iron
  • reduction

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