Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 54 Issue 21

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_44i/2011Inside Cover: A Highly Active Catalyst for the Hydrogenation of Amides to Alcohols and Amines (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 44/2011)

A remarkably active catalyst system for the hydrogenation of a variety of acyclic and cyclic amides to the corresponding alcohols and amines is demonstrated by J. M. John and S. H. Bergens in their Communication on page 10 377 ff. Turnover numbers as high as 7200 are reported, as well as observations of the punitive active homogeneous catalyst, trans-[Ru(H)2(Ph2PCH2CH2NH2)2], derived from Ph2P(CH2)2NH2 and cis-[Ru(CH3CN)2(η3-C3H5)(cod)]BF4 (cod=1,5-cyclooctadiene).

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