Iron catalysed selective reduction of esters to alcohols

Sem Raj Tamang, Anthony Cozzolino, Michael Findlater

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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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDefault journal
StatePublished - Dec 18 2018


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