Ruthenium-catalysed transfer hydrogenation reactions with dimethylamine borane

Tracy D Nixon, Michael K Whittlesey, Jonathan M J Williams

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Dimethylamine-borane adduct has been used as the hydrogen source for the reduction of carbonyl compounds, imines, oximes, nitriles, nitroarenes and alkenes using [Ru(p-cymene)Cl(2)](2) as the catalyst.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6652-6654
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number49
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2011


  • amine-boranes
  • catalysis
  • reduction
  • hydrogen transfer
  • ruthenium

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