Bis(imino)pyridine iron complexes for aldehyde and ketone hydrosilylation

Aaron M. Tondreau, Emil Lobkovsky, Paul J. Chirik

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Bis(imino)pyridine iron dinitrogen and dialkyl complexes are well-defined precatalysts for the chemo- and regioselective reduction of aldehydes and ketones. Efficient carbonyl hydrosilylation is observed at low (0.1-1.0 mol %) catalyst loadings and with 2 equiv of either PhSiH3 or Ph2SiH2, representing one of the most active iron-catalyzed carbonyl reductions reported to date.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2789-2792
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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