This work was supported by the following grants: KRF-2005-005J11091 (MOEHRD), R01-2006-000-10426-0 (KOSEF), and R11-2005-008-00000-0 (SRC program of MOST/KOSEF).
Hydrogenation of Arenes by Dual Activation: Reduction of Substrates Ranging from Benzene to C60 Fullerene under Ambient Conditions†
Article first published online: 8 OCT 2008
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 47, Issue 45, pages 8615–8617, October 27, 2008
How to Cite
Deshmukh, Ravindra R., Lee, J., Shin, U., Lee, J. and Song, C. (2008), Hydrogenation of Arenes by Dual Activation: Reduction of Substrates Ranging from Benzene to C60 Fullerene under Ambient Conditions. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 47: 8615–8617. doi: 10.1002/anie.200803850
- Issue published online: 21 OCT 2008
- Article first published online: 8 OCT 2008
- Manuscript Received: 5 AUG 2008
- MOEHRD. Grant Numbers: KRF-2005-005J11091, R01-2006-000-10426-0
- KOSEF. Grant Number: R11-2005-008-00000-0
- ionic liquids;
- Lewis acids;
Tackling aromaticity: The title reaction was accomplished by simultaneous activation of molecular hydrogen and the aromatic substrate by Pd/C and a Lewis acidic ionic liquid, respectively. Even benzene and C60 fullerene were hydrogenated under ambient conditions (1 bar of H2 at room temperature). An ionic hydrogenation mechanism (see scheme) is supported by characterization of a stabilized arenium intermediate.