Selective Hydrogenation of Nitriles to Secondary Imines Catalyzed by an Iron Pincer Complex

Subrata Chakraborty, David Milstein

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Abstract

Selective hydrogenation of nitriles to secondary imines catalyzed by an iron complex, the pincer complex (iPr-PNP)Fe(H)Br(CO), in the presence of catalytic base, is reported. A wide range of (hetero)aromatic and aliphatic nitriles are hydrogenated to the corresponding secondary imines under mild conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3968-3972
Number of pages5
JournalACS Catalysis
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2 2017

Keywords

  • hydrogenation
  • iron
  • nitriles
  • pincer
  • secondary imines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis

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