Transfer hydrogenation promoted by N-heterocyclic carbene and water.

Abstract

N-Heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) promote the transfer hydrogenation of various activated C=C, C=N, and N=N bonds with water as the proton source. The NHCs act as reducing reagents to be converted into their oxides. A detailed reaction mechanism is proposed on the basis of deuterium-labeling experiments.

DOI: 10.1039/c5cc05117g

Cite this paper

@article{Kato2015TransferHP, title={Transfer hydrogenation promoted by N-heterocyclic carbene and water.}, author={Terumasa Kato and Shin-ichi Matsuoka and Masato Suzuki}, journal={Chemical communications}, year={2015}, volume={51 73}, pages={13906-9} }