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Glucose to hexanes

Posted by naturalproductman on January 23, 2013

Michael Gagne and co-workers at UNC used an iridium catalyst to reduce glucose to hexanes.


JACS paper

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Methanol from CO2 and H2

Posted by naturalproductman on November 8, 2011

Melanie Sanford and colleague have come up with a recipe to convert carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas to methanol using three different catalysts.  The set up is interesting of course because it’s not your typical round bottom flask reaction – they used a pressure vessel containing the catalysts and added CO2 and H2.


JACS paper

Posted in Cascade Reactions, Green chemistry, Methodology, Ruthenium, Scandium, Transition Metal | Leave a Comment »

Aerobic oxidation with Cu

Posted by naturalproductman on October 3, 2011

Shannon Stahl and colleague have reported in JACS on a copper catalyzed aerobic oxidation of primary alcohols to aldehydes in acetonitrile.  You have to admit this may be a better alternative to using Dess-Martin.


JACS paper

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