Synlett 2014; 25(09): 1295-1298
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1341250
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Highly Efficient Rhodium-Catalyzed Transfer Hydrogenation of Nitroarenes into Amines and Formanilides

Yawen Wei
a  Key Laboratory of Applied Surface and Colloid Chemistry of Ministry of Education and School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an 710062, P. R. of China   Fax: +86(29)81530727   Email: c.wang@snnu.edu.cn
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Jianjun Wu
b  Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZD, UK   Email: j.xiao@liv.ac.uk
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Dong Xue
a  Key Laboratory of Applied Surface and Colloid Chemistry of Ministry of Education and School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an 710062, P. R. of China   Fax: +86(29)81530727   Email: c.wang@snnu.edu.cn
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Chao Wang*
a  Key Laboratory of Applied Surface and Colloid Chemistry of Ministry of Education and School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an 710062, P. R. of China   Fax: +86(29)81530727   Email: c.wang@snnu.edu.cn
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Zhaotie Liu
a  Key Laboratory of Applied Surface and Colloid Chemistry of Ministry of Education and School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an 710062, P. R. of China   Fax: +86(29)81530727   Email: c.wang@snnu.edu.cn
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Zhuozhuo Zhang
a  Key Laboratory of Applied Surface and Colloid Chemistry of Ministry of Education and School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an 710062, P. R. of China   Fax: +86(29)81530727   Email: c.wang@snnu.edu.cn
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Guangfu Chen
a  Key Laboratory of Applied Surface and Colloid Chemistry of Ministry of Education and School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an 710062, P. R. of China   Fax: +86(29)81530727   Email: c.wang@snnu.edu.cn
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Jianliang Xiao*
a  Key Laboratory of Applied Surface and Colloid Chemistry of Ministry of Education and School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an 710062, P. R. of China   Fax: +86(29)81530727   Email: c.wang@snnu.edu.cn
b  Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZD, UK   Email: j.xiao@liv.ac.uk
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Publication History

Received: 02 February 2014

Accepted after revision: 25 March 2014

Publication Date:
29 April 2014 (online)

Abstract

An efficient and selective rhodium-catalyzed transfer hydrogenation of nitroarenes with formic acid as the hydrogen source to give amines or formanilides has been developed. The addition of iodide ion accelerates the reaction, which can take place at room temperature.

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