Efficient carbon-supported heterogeneous molybdenum-dioxo catalyst for chemoselective reductive carbonyl coupling

Shengsi Liu, Jiaqi Li, Titel Jurca, Peter C Stair, Tracy L. Lohr, Tobin J Marks

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Reductive coupling of various carbonyl compounds to the corresponding symmetric ethers with dimethylphenylsilane is reported using a carbon-supported dioxo-molybdenum catalyst. The catalyst is air- and moisture-stable and can be easily separated from the reaction mixture for recycling. In addition, the catalyst is chemoselective, thus enabling the synthesis of functionalized ethers without requiring sacrificial ligands or protecting groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2165-2169
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Science and Technology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis

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