Highly efficient, general hydrogenation of aldehydes catalyzed by PNP iron pincer complexes

Thomas Zell, Yehoshoa Ben-David, David Milstein

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A general protocol for the synthetically and industrially important hydrogenation of aldehydes to alcohols is reported. The reactions are catalyzed by well-defined iron pincer complexes that are capable of hydrogenation of aliphatic and aromatic aldehydes selectively and efficiently under mild conditions, with unprecedented turnover numbers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)822-826
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Science and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis

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