Functional group-selective poisoning of molecular catalysts: a ruthenium cluster-catalysed highly amide-selective silane reduction that does not affect ketones or esters

  • Sasakuma H
  • Motoyama Y
  • Nagashima H
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The addition of amines eliminates the catalytic activity of a triruthenium cluster in the hydrosilane reduction of ketones and esters without affecting the rate of reduction of amides; selective reduction of the amide group in amido ketones and amido esters is accomplished.

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  • Hidehiro Sasakuma

  • Yukihiro Motoyama

  • Hideo Nagashima

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