Hydride Transfer by Hydrido Transition‐Metal Complexes. Ionic Hydrogenation of Aldehydes and Ketones, and Structural Characterization of an Alcohol Complex

Jeong‐Sup ‐S Song, David J. Szalda, R. Morris Bullock, Christophe J.C. Lawrie, Mikhail A. Rodkin, Jack R. Norton

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The rate‐determining step in the hydrogenation of aldehydes or ketones by hydrido complexes and acids appears to be the hydride transfer from the complex to the protonated carbonyl compound. The resulting alcohol is initially bound as ligand, as confirmed by an X‐ray crystal structure analysis of the alcohol complex 1. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1233-1235
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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