Rapid and green reduction of aromatic/aliphatic nitro compounds to amines with NaBH4 and additive Ni2B in H2O

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NaBH4 with catalytic amounts of Ni2B as an additive reagent reduced aromatic and aliphatic nitro compounds to the corresponding amines in high to excellent yields. Reduction reactions were carried out in H2O within 3–30 min at room temperature or 75–80 °C. The catalytic activity of Ni2B as an additive reagent was superior to using the in situ precipitated one.

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Zeynizadeh, B., Zabihzadeh, M. Rapid and green reduction of aromatic/aliphatic nitro compounds to amines with NaBH4 and additive Ni2B in H2O. J IRAN CHEM SOC 12, 1221–1226 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13738-014-0585-5

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Keywords

  • Amines
  • NaBH4
  • Ni2B
  • Nitro
  • Reduction