Amine-Activated Iron Catalysis: Air- and Moisture-Stable Alkene and Alkyne Hydrofunctionalization

Amy J. Challinor, Marc Calin, Gary S. Nichol, Neil B. Carter, Stephen P. Thomas

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A simple alkylamine [(iPr)2NEt] has been used to activate an air- and moisture-stable iron(II) pre-catalyst for alkene and alkyne hydrofunctionalization reactions. This amine activation has enabled the highly operationally simple hydrosilylation and hydroboration of alkenes and alkynes using just 0.25–2 mol% iron catalyst and 1–25 mol% amine. Significantly, these reactions proceed in equal yield under both air and inert reaction conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2404-2409
JournalAdvanced Synthesis & Catalysis
Issue number15
Early online date11 Jul 2016
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2016


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