Polyoxometalates as reduction catalysts: Deoxygenation and hydrogenation of carbonyl compounds

Vladimir Kogan, Zeev Aizenshtat, Ronny Neumann

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Excellent deoxygenation of ketones and aldehydes is achieved with Keggin-type polyoxometalates in the presence of hydrogen (see Equation (1) for an example). The mixed addenda phosphovanadomolybdate [PV2Mo10O4]5- was found to be the best catalyst. X-ray diffraction and IR studies suggest that the polyoxometalates are structurally stable under the strongly reducing conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3331-3334
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Nov 15 1999



  • Deoxygenations
  • Heterogeneous catalysis hydrogenations
  • Polyoxometalates
  • Reductions

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  • Chemistry(all)

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