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Bimetallic Cobalt-Rhodium Nanoparticle-Catalyzed Reductive Amination of Aldehydes with Nitroarenes Under Atmospheric Hydrogen

Isaac Choi, Supill Chun and Young Keun Chung*

*Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea, Email:

I. Choi, S. Chun, Y. K. Chung, J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82, 12771-12777.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b02019

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Cobalt-rhodium heterobimetallic nanoparticles catalyze a tandem reductive amination of aldehydes with nitroaromatics without any additives under mild conditions (1 atm H2 and 25 C). This procedure can be scaled up to the gram scale, and the catalyst can be reused more than six times without loss of activity.

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Key Words

reductive amination, hydrogen

ID: J42-Y2017