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Iron-Catalyzed Hydrogenation, Hydride Transfer, and Hydrosilylation: An Alternative to Precious-Metal Complexes?

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  • Sylvain Gaillard Dr.,

    1. Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, Chimie Organique et Supramoléculaire, UMR 6226, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes, Campus de Beaulieu, 35700 Rennes, France, Fax: (+33) 223238102
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  • Jean-Luc Renaud Dr.

    1. Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, Chimie Organique et Supramoléculaire, UMR 6226, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes, Campus de Beaulieu, 35700 Rennes, France, Fax: (+33) 223238102
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Abstract

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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.

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