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Hydrogen-Transfer Reductive Amination of Aldehydes Catalysed by Nickel Nanoparticles

Francisco Alonso*, Paola Riente, Miguel Yus*

*Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias and Instituto de Química Orgánica (ISO), Universidad de Alicante, Apdo. 99, 03080 Alicante, Spain, Email:,

F. Alonso, P. Riente, M. Yus, Synlett, 2008, 1289-1292.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1072748


Nickel nanoparticles catalyse the reductive amination of aldehydes by transfer hydrogenation with isopropanol at 76°C.

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Key Words

reductive amination, aldehydes, imines, nickel nanoparticles, nickel, hydrogen transfer, 2-propanol, benzylic amines

ID: J60-Y2008-1210