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Iridium(I) NHC/phosphine catalysts for mild and chemoselective hydrogenation processes

Kerr, William J. and Mudd, Richard J. and Brown, Jack A. (2016) Iridium(I) NHC/phosphine catalysts for mild and chemoselective hydrogenation processes. Chemistry - A European Journal, 22 (14). 4738–4742. ISSN 0947-6539

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    Abstract

    The directed, chemoselective hydrogenation of olefins has been established using iridium(I) catalysts which feature a tuned NHC/phosphine ligand combination. This selective reduction process has been demonstrated in a wide array of solvents, including more environmentally acceptable media, also allowing further refinement of hydrogenation selectivity.