Iron catalysed selective reduction of esters to alcohols

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The reaction of (dppBIAN)FeCl 2 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1834-1838
Number of pages5
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2019


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