This research was supported by the DFG, the International Research Training Group “Catalysts and Catalytic Reactions for Organic Synthesis” (IRTG 1038), the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, BASF, and Wacker (donation of chemicals).
Supramolecular Catalyst for Aldehyde Hydrogenation and Tandem Hydroformylation–Hydrogenation†
Article first published online: 22 SEP 2009
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 48, Issue 43, pages 8022–8026, October 12, 2009
How to Cite
Diab, L., Šmejkal, T., Geier, J. and Breit, B. (2009), Supramolecular Catalyst for Aldehyde Hydrogenation and Tandem Hydroformylation–Hydrogenation. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 48: 8022–8026. doi: 10.1002/anie.200903620
- Issue published online: 7 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 22 SEP 2009
- Manuscript Revised: 18 AUG 2009
- Manuscript Received: 2 JUL 2009
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- homogeneous catalysis;
The chemoselective reduction of aldehydes and the tandem hydroformylation–hydrogenation of terminal alkenes are possible with a supramolecular catalyst that operates by a novel mechanism involving substrate activation by hydrogen bonding and subsequent metal–ligand bifunctional hydrogenation (see scheme).