Catalytic ionic hydrogenations

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Abstract

Catalytic ionic hydrogenation of ketones occurs by proton transfer to a ketone from a cationic metal dihydride, followed by hydride transfer from a neutral metal hydride. This contrasts with traditional catalysts for ketone hydrogenation that require binding of the ketone to the metal and subsequent insertion of the ketone into a M-H bond. Ionic hydrogenation catalysts based on the inexpensive metals molybdenum and tungsten have been developed based on mechanistic understanding of the individual steps required in the catalytic reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2366-2374
Number of pages9
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume10
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 17 2004

Keywords

  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Hydride ligands
  • Hydride transfer
  • Hydrogenation
  • Protonation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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