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Generation of Hydrogen from Water: A Pd-Catalyzed Reduction of Water Using Diboron Reagent at Ambient Conditions

Devi Prasan Ojha, Karthik Gadde and Kandikere Ramaiah Prabhu*

*Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, Karnataka, India, Email:

D. P. Ojha, K. Gadde, K. R. Prabhu, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 5062-5065.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b02508

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A Pd-catalyzed reaction of water with a diboron compound as the reductant produces clean hydrogen gas under ambient reaction conditions. The B2Pin2-H2O system enables a selective hydrogenation of olefins in the presence of a palladium catalyst.

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Key Words

bis(pinacolato)diboron, reduction of alkenes

ID: J54-Y2016