Iron-Catalyzed Hydrogenation, Hydride Transfer, and Hydrosilylation: An Alternative to Precious-Metal Complexes?
Article first published online: 15 MAY 2008
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Volume 1, Issue 6, pages 505–509, June 23, 2008
How to Cite
Gaillard, S. and Renaud, J.-L. (2008), Iron-Catalyzed Hydrogenation, Hydride Transfer, and Hydrosilylation: An Alternative to Precious-Metal Complexes?. ChemSusChem, 1: 505–509. doi: 10.1002/cssc.200800071
- Issue published online: 11 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 15 MAY 2008
- Manuscript Received: 4 APR 2008
- l′Agence Nationale pour la Recherche. Grant Number: ANR-06-JCJC-0013
- homogeneous catalysis;
- hydride transfer;
The dawn of a new iron age? Iron is one of the least expensive and non-toxic metals, however, its chemistry has remained less studied than that of precious metals. Recent advances in reduction chemistry using iron complexes as catalysts are reviewed and the great potential of this cheap but chic metal is illustrated in this Highlight.