02 August 2019

Catalytic Transfer Hydrodebenzylation with Low Palladium Loading

A highly-efficient catalytic system for hydrodebenzylation reaction is described. The cleavage of O-benzyl and N-benzyl protecting groups was performed using an uncommonly low palladium loading (0.02–0.3 mol%; TON up to 5000) in a relatively short reaction time. The approach was used for a variety of substrates including pharmaceutically important precursors, and gram?scale deprotection reaction was shown. Transfer conditions together with easy-to-make Pd/C catalyst are the key features of this debenzylation scheme.

Reference: Adv. Synth. Catal., 2019, ASAP

DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201900686

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