Hydrogenation and Hydrosilylation of Nitrous Oxide Homogeneously Catalyzed by a Metal Complex

Rong Zeng, Moran Feller, Yehoshoa Ben-David, David Milstein

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Abstract

Due to its significant contribution to stratospheric ozone depletion and its potent greenhouse effect, nitrous oxide has stimulated much research interest regarding its reactivity modes and its transformations, which can lead to its abatement. We report the homogeneously catalyzed reaction of nitrous oxide (N2O) with H2. The reaction is catalyzed by a PNP pincer ruthenium complex, generating efficiently only dinitrogen and water, under mild conditions, thus providing a green, mild methodology for removal of nitrous oxide. The reaction proceeds through a sequence of dihydrogen activation, "O"-atom transfer, and dehydration, in which metal-ligand cooperation plays a central role. This approach was further developed to catalytic O-transfer from N2O to Si-H bonds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5720-5723
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume139
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 26 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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