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Transfer hydrogenation promoted by N-heterocyclic carbene and water

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Abstract

N-Heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) promote the transfer hydrogenation of various activated C[double bond, length as m-dash]C, C[double bond, length as m-dash]N, and N[double bond, length as m-dash]N bonds with water as the proton source. The NHCs act as reducing reagents to be converted into their oxides. A detailed reaction mechanism is proposed on the basis of deuterium-labeling experiments.

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The article was received on 22 Jun 2015, accepted on 21 Jul 2015 and first published on 24 Jul 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05117G
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 13906-13909
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    Transfer hydrogenation promoted by N-heterocyclic carbene and water

    T. Kato, S. Matsuoka and M. Suzuki, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 13906
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05117G

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