Manganese-catalysed transfer hydrogenation of esters
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Manganese catalysed ester reduction using ethanol as reductant in place of dihydrogen is reported. High yields can be achieved for a range of substrates using 1 mol% of a Mn(I) catalyst, with an alkoxide promotor. The catalyst is derived from a tridentate P,N,N ligand.
Oates , C , Widegren , M B & Clarke , M 2020 , ' Manganese-catalysed transfer hydrogenation of esters ' , Chemical Communications , vol. 56 , no. 61 , pp. 8635-8638 . https://doi.org/10.1039/D0CC02598D
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DescriptionAuthors thank the University of St Andrews, and the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Critical Resource Catalysis (CRITICAT) for financial support [Ph.D. studentship to CO; Grant code: EP/L016419/1].
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