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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2009 Vol.10 No.11 P.1631-1635


Hydrogen transfer reduction of ketones using formic acid as a hydrogen donor under hydrothermal conditions

Author(s):  Zheng SHEN, Fang-ming JIN, Ya-lei ZHANG, Bing WU, Jiang-lin CAO

Affiliation(s):  State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resources Reuse, MOE Key Laboratory of Yangtze River Water Environment, College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China

Corresponding email(s):   fmjin@tongji.edu.cn

Key Words:  Hydrogen transfer reduction, Formic acid, Ketone, Hydrothermal reaction

Zheng SHEN, Fang-ming JIN, Ya-lei ZHANG, Bing WU, Jiang-lin CAO. Hydrogen transfer reduction of ketones using formic acid as a hydrogen donor under hydrothermal conditions[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2009, 10(11): 1631-1635.

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The hydrothermal experiments with ketones and formic acid showed that the hydrogen transfer reduction of ketones can be conducted using formic acid as a hydride donor in the presence of NaOH at 300 °C. The yield of alcohols was considerably higher at a much lower ratio of hydrogen source to ketones than the traditional Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley (MPV) reduction, reaching 60% for isopropanol from acetone and 70% for lactic acid from pyruvic acid. Water molecules may act as a catalyst in the hydrogen transfer reduction of ketones under hydrothermal conditions.

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