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Reductive Cleavage of Amides to Alcohols and Amines Catalyzed by Well-Defined Bimetallic Molybdenum Complexes

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  • Dr. Sebastian Krackl,

    1. Technische Universität Berlin, Department of Chemistry, Cluster of Excellence, “Unifying Concepts in Catalysis”, Str. des 17. Juni 115/C2, 10623 Berlin (Germany), Fax: (+49) 3031429732
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  • Chika I. Someya,

    1. Technische Universität Berlin, Department of Chemistry, Cluster of Excellence, “Unifying Concepts in Catalysis”, Str. des 17. Juni 115/C2, 10623 Berlin (Germany), Fax: (+49) 3031429732
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  • Dr. Stephan Enthaler

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    1. Technische Universität Berlin, Department of Chemistry, Cluster of Excellence, “Unifying Concepts in Catalysis”, Str. des 17. Juni 115/C2, 10623 Berlin (Germany), Fax: (+49) 3031429732
    • Technische Universität Berlin, Department of Chemistry, Cluster of Excellence, “Unifying Concepts in Catalysis”, Str. des 17. Juni 115/C2, 10623 Berlin (Germany), Fax: (+49) 3031429732
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Abstract

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Triple bonds do it! The molybdenum-catalyzed C[BOND]N bond cleavage of organic amides with hydrosilanes to produce alcohols and amines has been investigated. This work complements previously established protocols that lead to the cleavage of the C[BOND]O bond. Modified triply bonded dimolybdenum(III) alkoxides have been found to be crucial for tuning the selectivity to C[BOND]N bond cleavage (see figure).

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