Ammonia–Borane-Mediated Reduction of NitroalkenesM.B. thanks MIUR for funding through project PRIN 2017 ‘NATURECHEM’. M.B. thanks Università degli Studi di Milano for the PSR 2019-financed project ‘Catalytic Strategies for the Synthesis of High Added-Value Molecules from Bio-Based Starting Materials’. M.B. thanks the ITN-EID project Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network - TECHNOTRAIN H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018 Grant Agreement 812944. www.technotrain-ITN.eu.
Ammonia borane (AB) has been successfully employed in the reduction of nitroalkenes. A variety of nitrostyrenes and alkyl-substituted nitroalkenes were chemoselectively reduced to the corresponding nitroalkanes, in short reaction time, with an atom-economic, simple experimental procedure that also works with α- and β-substituted nitroolefins.
Received: 21 September 2020
Accepted after revision: 09 October 2020
25 November 2020 (online)
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