Phosphoric Acid Bridged Cobalt Bis(dicarbollide) Ion as a Highly Efficient Catalyst for the Organocatalytic Hydrogenation of Ketimines
Received: 31 December 2013
Accepted after revision: 28 January 2014
05 March 2014 (eFirst)
The high-yield reduction of aromatic ketimines into amines by using a novel catalyst based on a metallacarborane structure, 8,8′-μ-phosphate[(1,2-dicarba-closo-undecaborane)-3,3′-cobalt(-1)(1′,2′-dicarba-closo-undecaborane)] acid, is described.