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Flavin-Catalyzed Generation of Diimide: An Environmentally Friendly Method for the Aerobic Hydrogenation of Olefins

Yasushi Imada,* Hiroki Iida and Takeshi Naota

*Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-8531, Japan, Email: imadachem.es.osaka-u.ac.jp

Y. Imada, H. Iida, T. Naota, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 14544-14545.

DOI: 10.1021/ja053976q (free Supporting Information)


Abstract

Olefins can be hydrogenated by treatment with hydrazine in the presence of a 5-ethyl-3-methyllumiflavinium perchlorate catalyst under O2 atmosphere to give the corresponding hydrogenated products in excellent yields along with environmentally benign water and molecular nitrogen as the only waste products.

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Neutral Flavins: Green and Robust Organocatalysts for Aerobic Hydrogenation of Olefins

Y. Imada, T. Kitagawa, T. Ohno, H. Iida, T. Naota, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 32-35.


Key Words

Hydrogenations, Hydrazine


ID: J48-Y2005-2610