Selective Reduction of Nitroarenes with Molybdenum Disulfide (pages 987–991)
Lei Huang, Pingfei Luo, Man Xiong, Rizhi Chen, Yong Wang, Weihong Xing and Jun Huang
Version of Record online: 5 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cjoc.201300310
MoS2 was used as a catalyst for the reduction of nitrobenzene under mild conditions. Nitroarenes with halides (F, Cl, Br and I) were reduced selectively without dehaloganation, and functional groups such as NH2, OH, alkene groups were tolerated during the reduction of the nitro compounds. The reduction of p-chloronitrobenzene was studied over MoS2 and Pd/C respectively with hydrazine. p-Chloroaniline was obtained quantitively with MoS2, but some aniline formed by dehaloganation with Pd/C.