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Iron catalysed selective reduction of esters to alcohols

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Abstract

The reaction of (dppBIAN)FeCl2 with 3 equivalents of n-BuLi affords a catalytically active anionic Fe complex; the nature of the anionic complex was probed using EPR and IR experiments and is proposed to involve a dearomatized, radical, ligand scaffold. This complex is an active catalyst for the hydrosilylation of esters to afford alcohols; loadings as low as 1 mol% were employed.

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The article was received on 26 Oct 2018, accepted on 18 Dec 2018 and first published on 18 Dec 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8OB02661K
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019, Advance Article
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    Iron catalysed selective reduction of esters to alcohols

    S. R. Tamang, A. F. Cozzolino and M. Findlater, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8OB02661K

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