Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 55 Issue 19

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

47_32/2008Cover Picture: Facile Heterolytic H2 Activation by Amines and B(C6F5)3 (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 32/2008)

Lifting the curtain on metal-free hydrogen activation and hydrogenation: The successive splitting of molecular hydrogen under mild conditions by “frustrated Lewis pairs” based on inexpensive, stable amines in combination with B(C6F5)3 is presented by B. Rieger, T. Repo et al. in their Communication on page 6001 ff. The successful reduction of benzaldehyde is encouraging for the development of amine-B(C6F5)3 systems for the catalytic hydrogenation of olefins, carbonyl functions, and imines.

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