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Efficient hydrogenation of organic carbonates, carbamates and formates indicates alternative routes to methanol based on CO2 and CO
Catalytic hydrogenation of organic carbonates, carbamates and formates is of significant interest both conceptually and practically, because these compounds can be produced from CO2 and CO, and theirExpand
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Catalytic transformation of alcohols to carboxylic acid salts and H2 using water as the oxygen atom source
The oxidation of alcohols to carboxylic acids is an important industrial reaction used in the synthesis of bulk and fine chemicals. Most current processes are performed by making use of eitherExpand
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Direct synthesis of pyridines and quinolines by coupling of γ-amino-alcohols with secondary alcohols liberating H2 catalyzed by ruthenium pincer complexes.
A novel, one-step synthesis of substituted pyridine- and quinoline-derivatives was achieved by acceptorless dehydrogenative coupling of γ-aminoalcohols with secondary alcohols. The reaction involvesExpand
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Metal-ligand cooperation by aromatization-dearomatization: a new paradigm in bond activation and "green" catalysis.
In view of global concerns regarding the environment and sustainable energy resources, there is a strong need for the discovery of new, green catalytic reactions. For this purpose, fresh approachesExpand
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Direct hydrogenation of amides to alcohols and amines under mild conditions.
The selective, direct hydrogenation of amides to the corresponding alcohols and amines with cleavage of the C-N bond was discovered. The expected products of C-O cleavage are not formed (except asExpand
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Hydrogenation and dehydrogenation iron pincer catalysts capable of metal-ligand cooperation by aromatization/dearomatization.
The substitution of expensive and potentially toxic noble-metal catalysts by cheap, abundant, environmentally benign, and less toxic metals is highly desirable and in line with green chemistryExpand
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N-H activation of amines and ammonia by Ru via metal-ligand cooperation.
A nonoxidative addition pathway for the activation of NH bonds of ammonia and amines by a Ru(II) complex is reported. The pincer complex 1 cleaves N-H bonds via metal-ligand cooperation involvingExpand
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Manganese-Catalyzed Environmentally Benign Dehydrogenative Coupling of Alcohols and Amines to Form Aldimines and H2: A Catalytic and Mechanistic Study.
The catalytic dehydrogenative coupling of alcohols and amines to form aldimines represents an environmentally benign methodology in organic chemistry. This has been accomplished in recent yearsExpand
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Direct conversion of alcohols to acetals and H(2) catalyzed by an acridine-based ruthenium pincer complex.
The crystallographically characterized ruthenium complex RuHCl(A-(i)Pr-PNP)(CO) (1) [A-(i)Pr-PNP = 4,5-bis-(diisopropylphosphinomethyl)acridine], which bears a nonplanar acridine moiety, catalyzes inExpand
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Synthesis of amides from esters and amines with liberation of H2 under neutral conditions.
Efficient synthesis of amides directly from esters and amines is achieved under mild, neutral conditions with the liberation of molecular hydrogen. Both primary and secondary amines can be utilized.Expand
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