Cover Picture: The Catalytic Amination of Alcohols (ChemCatChem 12/2011)



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Amination of Alcohols The cover picture shows the catalytic cycle for the environmentally benign amination of alcohols via the so-called Borrowing Hydrogen methodology. In their Minireview on p. 1853 ff., Beller and co-workers describe the actual developments for the synthesis of amines by amination of alcohols. Notably, compared to other synthetic methodologies for the synthesis of amines, this type of transformation is highly attractive because alcohols are readily available and the only side-product is water.