Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 53 Issue 44

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

50_09/2011Cover Picture: Efficient Hydrogenation of Ketones Catalyzed by an Iron Pincer Complex (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 9/2011)

An attractive, environmentally friendly alternative to precious noble-metal catalysts could be provided by iron-based catalysts owing to their low toxicity and cost. In their Communication on page 2120 ff., D. Milstein and co-workers describe an iron pincer catalyst for the hydrogenation of ketones under very mild conditions, with no waste generation. The unusually high activity of this catalyst is a result of aromatization–dearomatization of the iron pincer complex.

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