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First-row transition metal catalyzed reduction of carbonyl functionalities: a mechanistic perspective

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Abstract

The use of first-row transition metals for the catalytic reduction of carbonyl functionalities has become increasingly important in homogeneous catalysis. This Perspective examines the mechanistic aspects of these reduction reactions, with a focus on various interactions between metal complexes and substrates. Four different types of catalytic pathways, namely catalysis with dihydride (or dihydrogen) complexes, catalysis with monohydride complexes, metal–ligand bifunctional catalysis, and catalysis involving ionic mechanisms, are discussed with recent examples highlighted.

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The article was received on 11 Feb 2010, accepted on 23 Apr 2010 and first published on 27 May 2010


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C002942D
Dalton Trans., 2010,39, 7427-7436

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    First-row transition metal catalyzed reduction of carbonyl functionalities: a mechanistic perspective

    S. Chakraborty and H. Guan, Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 7427
    DOI: 10.1039/C002942D

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