Reductive cleavage of azo compounds catalyzed by commercial zinc dust using ammonium formate or formic acid

Shankare Gowda and Abiraj, K. and Channe Gowda, D. (2002) Reductive cleavage of azo compounds catalyzed by commercial zinc dust using ammonium formate or formic acid. Tetrahedron Letters, 43 (7). 1329 - 1331. ISSN 0040-4039

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Abstract

Azo compounds, both symmetric and unsymmetric, are cleaved to amine(s) by using commercial zinc dust and ammonium formate or formic acid in methanol, tetrahydrofuran or dioxane at room temperature. The reductive cleavage occurs without hydrogenolysis or hydrogenation of reducible moieties, such as -OH, -CH3, -OCH3, -COOH, -COCH3, halogen, etc. The cleavage is very fast, clean, cost effective and high-yielding if compared with earlier methods, such as those using cyclohexene/5 Pd on asbestos, cyclohexene/10 PdC or hydrazine/10 PdC or Raney nickel.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ammonium formate, azo compounds, catalytic transfer hydrogenation, formic acid, reductive cleavage, zinc dust
Subjects: C Chemical Science > Chemistry
Divisions: Department of > Chemistry
Depositing User: manjula User
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2019 07:19
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2019 07:19
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/8445

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