Pyridylidene-mediated dihydrogen activation coupled with catalytic imine reduction

Auth, Johanna and Padevet, Jaroslav and Mauleón, Pablo and Pfaltz, Andreas. (2015) Pyridylidene-mediated dihydrogen activation coupled with catalytic imine reduction. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 54 (33). pp. 9542-9545.

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In recent years, dihydrogen activation at non-metallic centers has received increasing attention. A system in which dihydrogen is trapped by a pyridylidene intermediate that is generated from a pyridinium salt and a base is now reported. The dihydropyridine formed in this process can act as reducing agent towards organic electrophiles. By coupling the hydrogen-activation step with subsequent hydride transfer from the dihydropyridine to an imine, a catalytic process was established. Treatment of the N-phenylimine of phenyl trifluoromethyl ketone with 5-20 mol% of N-mesityl-3,5-bis(2,6-dimethylphenyl)pyridinium triflate and 0.3-1.0 equivalents of LiN(SiMe3)2 under 50 bar of hydrogen gas resulted in high conversion into the corresponding amine.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Former Organization Units Chemistry > Synthetische organische Chemie (Pfaltz)
UniBasel Contributors:Pfaltz, Andreas
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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