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Keywords:

  • aldehydes;
  • amines;
  • homogeneous catalysis;
  • hydrosilylation;
  • iron
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Iron awe: For the first time, a straightforward reductive amination procedure based on iron catalysts is presented. Excellent performance is demonstrated by a system composed of FeCl3 and poly(methylhydrosiloxane) as a cheap hydride source under non-inert conditions. The procedure is also versatile, allowing for the amination of a wide range of substrates in yields up to 99 %.