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Highly efficient hydrogenation of biomass-derived levulinic acid to γ-valerolactone catalyzed by iridium pincer complexes

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Abstract

A highly efficient catalytic method for hydrogenation of biomass-derived levulinic acid has been developed and the iridium trihydride complexes of PNP pincer ligands were found to be extremely active catalysts for this transformation, providing γ-valerolactone in high yields with TONs as high as 71 000.

Graphical abstract: Highly efficient hydrogenation of biomass-derived levulinic acid to γ-valerolactone catalyzed by iridium pincer complexes

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The article was received on 30 Apr 2012, accepted on 22 Jun 2012 and first published on 27 Jun 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2GC35650C
Citation: Green Chem., 2012,14, 2388-2390
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    Highly efficient hydrogenation of biomass-derived levulinic acid to γ-valerolactone catalyzed by iridium pincer complexes

    W. Li, J. Xie, H. Lin and Q. Zhou, Green Chem., 2012, 14, 2388
    DOI: 10.1039/C2GC35650C

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