Chapter 3. Catalytic Reductions

  1. Prof. Dr. Roger Arthur Sheldon,
  2. Dr. Isabel W. C. E. Arends and
  3. Dr. Ulf Hanefeld

Published Online: 12 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527611003.ch3

Green Chemistry and Catalysis

Green Chemistry and Catalysis

How to Cite

Sheldon, R. A., Arends, I. W. C. E. and Hanefeld, U. (2007) Catalytic Reductions, in Green Chemistry and Catalysis, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527611003.ch3

Author Information

  1. Biocatalysis and Organic Chemistry, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 23 FEB 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527307159

Online ISBN: 9783527611003



  • catalytic reductions;
  • heterogeneous reduction catalysts;
  • chiral heterogeneous reduction catalysts;
  • homogeneous reduction catalysts;
  • Wilkinson catalyst;
  • chiral homogeneous catalysts;
  • biocatalytic reductions;
  • enzyme technology in biocatalytic reduction


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Heterogeneous Reduction Catalysts

    • General Properties

    • Transfer Hydrogenation Using Heterogeneous Catalysts

    • Chiral Heterogeneous Reduction Catalysts

  • Homogeneous Reduction Catalysts

    • Wilkinson Catalyst

    • Chiral Homogeneous Hydrogenation Catalysts and Reduction of the C=C Double Bond

    • Chiral Homogeneous Catalysts and Ketone Hydrogenation

    • Imine Hydrogenation

    • Transfer Hydrogenation using Homogeneous Catalysts

  • Biocatalytic Reductions

    • Introduction

    • Enzyme Technology in Biocatalytic Reduction

    • Whole Cell Technology for Biocatalytic Reduction

  • Conclusions