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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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Submitted
11 Feb 2010
Accepted
23 Apr 2010
First published
27 May 2010

Dalton Trans., 2010,39, 7427-7436
Article type
Perspective

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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