RADIVOY gabriel Eduardo
Reduction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons promoted by cobalt or manganese nanoparticles
F. NADOR; Y. MOGLIE; C. VITALE; M. YUS; F. ALONSO; G. RADIVOY
Lugar: Oxfordshire; Año: 2010 vol. 66 p. 4318 - 4325
A new methodology for the partial reduction of polycyclic aromatic and heteroaromatic hydrocarbons under mild reaction conditions is presented, the process being a reasonable alternative to the catalytic hydrogenation or the Birch reaction. The reduction protocol described is based on the use of cobalt or manganese nanoparticles, in situ generated in a simple and economic way, by reduction of commercially available CoCl2·6H2O or MnCl2·2H2O in the presence of lithium sand and the corresponding PAH, itself acting as an electron carrier. The use of a deuterium-oxide-containing cobalt(II) salt allows the simple preparation of deuterium labeled products. The regiochemistry and degree of reduction in the case of 1-substituted naphthalene derivatives markedly depends on the nature of the metal-NPs used.