Highly Active Platinum Catalysts for Nitrile and Cyanohydrin Hydration: Catalyst Design and Ligand Screening via High-Throughput Techniques
Xiangyou Xing, Chen Xu, Bo Chen, Chengcheng Li, Scott C. Virgil*, Robert H. Grubbs*
*The Warren and Katharine Schlinger Laboratory, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, United States, Email: svirgilcaltech.edu, email@example.com
X. Xing, C. Xu, B. Chen, C. Li, S. C. Virgil, R. H. Grubbs, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 17782-17789.
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The enhanced activity of a "donor-acceptor"-type catalyst, which is readily prepared from (DPPF)PtCl2, PMe2OH, and AgOTf, permits the hydration of a wide range of nitriles and cyanohydrins to proceed at 40°C with excellent turnover numbers.
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