Efficient and chemoselective hydrogenation of aldehydes catalyzed by a well-defined PN3 -pincer manganese (II) catalyst precursor: an application in furfural conversion

Kuo-Wei Huang, Sandeep S. Gholap, Abdullah Al Dakhil, Priyanka Chakraborty, Huaifeng Li, Indranil Dutta, Pradip Das

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Abstract

Well-defined and air-stable PN3-pincer manganese (II) complexes were synthesized and used for the hydrogenation of aldehydes into alcohols under mild conditions using MeOH as a solvent. This protocol is applicable for a wide range of aldehydes containing various functional groups. Importantly, α,β-unsaturated aldehydes, including ynals, are hydrogenated with the C=C double bond/CΞC triple bond intact. Our methodology was demonstrated for biomass derived feedstock such as furfural and 2,5-diformyl furfural to furfuryl alcohol and 2-hydroxy furfuryl alcohol respectively.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalChemical Communications
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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