Chin. J. Org. Chem. ›› 2015, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (7): 1383-1398.DOI: 10.6023/cjoc201502032 Previous Articles     Next Articles



郭娜, 朱守非   

  1. 南开大学化学学院元素有机化学研究所 元素有机国家重点实验室 天津 300071
  • 收稿日期:2015-02-26 修回日期:2015-03-28 发布日期:2015-04-01
  • 通讯作者: 朱守非
  • 基金资助:

    国家自然科学基金(Nos. 21222205, 21172113, 21421062)、国家重点基础研究发展计划(973项目, No. 2011CB808600)、教育部“111计划”(No. B06005)和国家特支计划资助项目.

Iron-Catalyzed Hydrogenation Reactions

Guo Na, Zhu Shoufei   

  1. State Key Laboratory and Institute of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071
  • Received:2015-02-26 Revised:2015-03-28 Published:2015-04-01
  • Supported by:

    Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 21222205, 21172113, 21421062), the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program, No. 2011CB808600), the “111” Project (No. B06005) of the Ministry of Education of China, and the National Program for Support of Top-notch Young Professionals.

The transition-metal-catalyzed hydrogenation of unsaturated organic compounds including alkenes, alkynes, aldehydes, ketones, and imines, is one of the most important organic transformations for both academic researches and industrial applications. The most popular catalysts for hydrogenation reactions are based on precious metals, such as rhodium, ruthenium, iridium, and palladium. The exhausting resource, the increasing high price, and the toxicity of the precious metals restrict their future applications. Iron is the most abundant transition metal in the earth crust and therefore the cheapest one with excellent environmental benign characters, is considered as an ideal replacement of the precious metal catalysts for hydrogenation reactions. This review paper introduced the newest achievements in the study of iron-catalyzed hydrogenation reactions in both homogenous and heterogeneous systems.

Key words: iron catalyst, hydrogenation, unsaturated organic compound