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Efficient and selective hydrogenation of amides to alcohols and amines using a well-defined manganese–PNN pincer complex

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Abstract

Novel well-defined NNP and PNP manganese pincer complexes have been synthetized and fully characterized. The catalyst Mn-2 containing an imidazolyaminolphosphino ligand shows high activity and selectivity in the hydrogenation of a wide range of secondary and tertiary amides to the corresponding alcohols and amines, under relatively mild conditions. For the first time, more challenging substrates like primary aromatic amides including an actual herbicide can also be hydrogenated using this earth-abundant metal-based pincer catalyst.

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The article was received on 11 Jan 2017, accepted on 24 Feb 2017 and first published on 08 Mar 2017


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SC00138J
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2017,8, 3576-3585
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    Efficient and selective hydrogenation of amides to alcohols and amines using a well-defined manganese–PNN pincer complex

    V. Papa, J. R. Cabrero-Antonino, E. Alberico, A. Spanneberg, K. Junge, H. Junge and M. Beller, Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 3576
    DOI: 10.1039/C7SC00138J

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