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Issue 14, 2016
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Microwave-assisted FLP-catalyzed hydrogenations

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FLP-catalyzed hydrogenations of 15 substrates were compared using microwave irradiation and conventional heating. The direct comparison revealed that a rate acceleration of up to 2.5 was achieved in the presence of microwaves. This heating method is particularly promising for the hydrogenation of nitrogen-containing heterocycles. Acridine, quinines and especially 1-methyl indole were reduced very efficiently under mild conditions and only 4 bar hydrogen pressure in high yields.

Graphical abstract: Microwave-assisted FLP-catalyzed hydrogenations

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02 Oct 2015
02 Nov 2015
First published
09 Nov 2015

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Dalton Trans., 2016,45, 6124-6128
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Microwave-assisted FLP-catalyzed hydrogenations

S. Tussing and J. Paradies, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 6124
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03857J

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