Manganese Catalyzed α-Olefination of Nitriles by Primary Alcohols

Subrata Chakraborty, Uttam Kumar Das, Yehoshoa Ben-David, David Milstein

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Catalytic α-olefination of nitriles using primary alcohols, via dehydrogenative coupling of alcohols with nitriles, is presented. The reaction is catalyzed by a pincer complex of an earth-abundant metal (manganese), in the absence of any additives, base, or hydrogen acceptor, liberating dihydrogen and water as the only byproducts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11710-11713
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number34
Publication statusPublished - Aug 30 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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