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Rapid Wolff–Kishner reductions in a silicon carbide microreactor

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Abstract

Wolff–Kishner reductions are performed in a novel silicon carbide microreactor. Greatly reduced reaction times and safer operation are achieved, giving high yields without requiring a large excess of hydrazine. The corrosion resistance of silicon carbide avoids the problematic reactor compatibility issues that arise when Wolff–Kishner reductions are done in glass or stainless steel reactors. With only nitrogen gas and water as by-products, this opens the possibility of performing selective, large scale ketone reductions without the generation of hazardous waste streams.

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The article was received on 16 Sep 2013, accepted on 05 Nov 2013 and first published on 12 Nov 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC41942H
Green Chem., 2014,16, 176-180

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    Rapid Wolff–Kishner reductions in a silicon carbide microreactor

    S. G. Newman, L. Gu, C. Lesniak, G. Victor, F. Meschke, L. Abahmane and K. F. Jensen, Green Chem., 2014, 16, 176
    DOI: 10.1039/C3GC41942H

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