Nitrous oxide reduction-coupled alkene-alkene coupling catalysed by metalloporphyrins

Shunsuke Saito, Hiro Ohtake, Naoki Umezawa, Yuko Kobayashi, Nobuki Kato, Masaaki Hirobe, Tsunehiko Higuchi

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Porphyrin complexes of iron, manganese and cobalt catalysed reductive dimerization of alkenes with NaBH4 under N2O. The reaction system using FeIII porphyrin generated an FeI porphyrin intermediate that reduced N2O to regenerate FeIII porphyrin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8979-8981
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number79
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep 10
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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