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Selective ligand-free cobalt-catalysed reduction of esters to aldehydes or alcohols

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Abstract

Cobalt(II) salts combined with NaBHEt3 and eventually a base catalyse efficiently and selectively the reduction of esters to aldehydes or alcohols through hydrosilylation by using phenylsilane. Catalyst characterisation by XRD, XPS, TEM and STEM analyses indicates the materials were partially crystalline with the presence of cobalt nanoparticles. Control experiments suggested low valent Co(0) was the active catalytic species involved.

Graphical abstract: Selective ligand-free cobalt-catalysed reduction of esters to aldehydes or alcohols

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The article was received on 11 Apr 2018, accepted on 20 Jun 2018 and first published on 22 Jun 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8CY00728D
Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018,8, 3504-3512
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    Selective ligand-free cobalt-catalysed reduction of esters to aldehydes or alcohols

    V. Rysak, A. Descamps-Mandine, P. Simon, F. Blanchard, L. Burylo, M. Trentesaux, M. Vandewalle, V. Collière, F. Agbossou-Niedercorn and C. Michon, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, 8, 3504
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CY00728D

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