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Keywords:

  • hydrosilylation;
  • iron;
  • reduction;
  • silanes;
  • ureas
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Pushing back the limits: A novel catalytic transformation has been designed to prepare formamidine derivatives by reduction of substituted ureas with hydrosilanes. Simple iron catalysts based on commercially available iron salts and phosphine ligands prove to be highly active in promoting this new hydrosilylation reaction.