Synthesis 2018; 50(22): 4369-4376
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1610196
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Heterogeneous Iron-Catalyzed Hydrogenation of Nitroarenes under Water-Gas Shift Reaction Conditions

Pavel Ryabchuk
Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V., Albert Einstein Str. 29a, 18059 Rostock, Germany   Email: matthias.beller@catalysis.de
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Kathrin Junge
Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V., Albert Einstein Str. 29a, 18059 Rostock, Germany   Email: matthias.beller@catalysis.de
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Matthias Beller*
Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V., Albert Einstein Str. 29a, 18059 Rostock, Germany   Email: matthias.beller@catalysis.de
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This work was supported by the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the BMBF, and European Research Council (NoNaCat Grant).
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Publication History

Received: 07 May 2018

Accepted after revision: 30 May 2018

Publication Date:
23 July 2018 (eFirst)

This article is dedicated in honor of Professor Scott Denmark’s 65th birthday.

Published as part of the Special Section dedicated to Scott E. Denmark on the occasion of his 65th birthday

Abstract

Reduction of various nitroarenes in the presence of heterogeneous iron oxide-based catalyst Fe2O3/NGr@C under water-gas shift reaction (WGSR) conditions has been demonstrated. The catalytic material is prepared in a straightforward manner via deposition/pyrolysis of iron-phenanthroline complex on carbon support. It shows high chemoselectivity towards the reduction of nitroarenes in the presence of other reducible and/or poisoning-capable functional groups. Hydrogenation is achieved using CO/H2O as a hydrogen source. Furthermore, it is demonstrated that the presence of triethylamine additive has a significant positive effect on the rate of reduction.

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