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Manganese-Catalyzed Chemoselective Hydrosilylation of Nitroarenes: Sustainable Route to Aromatic Amines

Rakesh R. Behera, Surajit Panda, Rahul Ghosh, A. Ashis Kumar and Bidraha Bagh*

*School of Chemical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Via Jatni, District Khurda, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 752050, India, Email:

R. R. Behera, S. Panda, R. Ghosh, A. A. Kumar, B. Bagh, Org. Lett., 2022, 24, 9179-9183.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.2c03576

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A well-defined manganese(II)-NNO pincer complex catalyzes efficient catalytic hydrosilylations of nitroarenes to form the corresponding anilins under solvent-free conditions. This base-metal-catalyzed hydrosilylation is an easy and sustainable alternative to classical hydrogenation. A large variety of nitroarenes bearing various functionalities were selectively reduced in good yields.

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Key Words

reduction of nitro compounds, phenylsilane

ID: J54-Y2022