Reduction of ketoximes to amines by catalytic transfer hydrogenation using Raney Nickel and 2-propanol as hydrogen donor
Kim, Jisook; Lee, John; Ofoli, Abdul
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Ketoximes successfully underwent hydrogenolysis and hydrogenation under catalytic transfer conditions with Raney Nickel and 2-propanol as a hydrogen donor. Ketoximes were reduced to primary amines when 2% KOH was included in the reaction. In the absence of KOH N-isopropyl-secondary-amines were obtained in good yields.
Our group would like to extend our appreciation to the University of Chattanooga Foundation and the Grote Chemistry Fund for their financial backing for our research. Additionally, we would like to thank W.R. Grace Company of Chattanooga for their generous donation of Raney Nickel catalysts.
B. S.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science.
Chemical engineering; Catalysis
Catalysis and Reaction Engineering | Chemistry
Taylor, Katherynne E., "Reduction of ketoximes to amines by catalytic transfer hydrogenation using Raney Nickel and 2-propanol as hydrogen donor" (2014). Honors Theses.
Dept. of Chemistry