Selective Hydrogenation by Carbocatalyst: The Role of Radicals

Muhammad Sohail Ahmad, Huixin He, Yuta Nishina

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The selective hydrogenation of the nitro moiety is a difficult task in the presence of other reducible functional groups such as alkenes or alkynes. We show that the carbon-based (metal-free) catalyst can be used to selectively reduce substituted nitro groups using H2 as a reducing agent, providing a great potential to replace noble-metal catalysts and contributing to simple and greener strategies for organic synthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8164-8168
Number of pages5
JournalOrganic letters
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 18 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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