Silver-Catalyzed Reduction of Quinolines in Water
Yan Wang, Baobiao Dong, Zikun Wang*, Xuefeng Cong, Xihe Bi*
*Department of Chemistry, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China, Email: wangzk076nenu.edu.cn, bixh507nenu.edu.cn
Y. Wang, B. Dong, Z. Wang, X. Cong, X. Bi, Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 3631-3634.
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A ligand- and base-free silver-catalyzed reduction of quinolines provides a facile, environmentally friendly, and practical access to various 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinoline derivatives at room temperature. Mechanistic studies revealed that the effective reducing species was Ag-H.
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