Selective Hydrogenation by Carbocatalyst: The Role of Radicals

Muhammad Sohail Ahmad, Huixin He, Yuta Nishina

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Abstract

The selective hydrogenation of the nitro moiety is a difficult task in the presence of other reducible functional groups such as alkenes or alkynes. We show that the carbon-based (metal-free) catalyst can be used to selectively reduce substituted nitro groups using H2 as a reducing agent, providing a great potential to replace noble-metal catalysts and contributing to simple and greener strategies for organic synthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8164-8168
Number of pages5
JournalOrganic Letters
Volume21
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 18 2019

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Selective Hydrogenation by Carbocatalyst : The Role of Radicals. / Ahmad, Muhammad Sohail; He, Huixin; Nishina, Yuta.

In: Organic Letters, Vol. 21, No. 20, 18.10.2019, p. 8164-8168.

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Ahmad, Muhammad Sohail ; He, Huixin ; Nishina, Yuta. / Selective Hydrogenation by Carbocatalyst : The Role of Radicals. In: Organic Letters. 2019 ; Vol. 21, No. 20. pp. 8164-8168.
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