In-depth experimental and theoretical investigations on Co-SAC catalyzed transfer hydrogenation of azo compounds using methanol and ethanol

31 January 2023, Version 1
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Transfer hydrogenation of non-polar bond using methanol or ethanol such hydrogen source is of great challenge, and development of efficient catalyst for performing such challenging reactions always an exciting area to explore. Herein, using Co-SAC various azo bonds were very efficiently hydrogenated to the corresponding amines, including commercially used dyes. A number of kinetics study and Hammett studies were to investigate the plausible mechanism and electronic effects. Further, a detailed DFT-calculation was performed to get a deeper insight about the mechanism.


Transfer hydrogenation
Azo compounds
DFT calculation


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