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[*] posted on 25-6-2014 at 09:40
Hydrogen gas as a reducing agent?


I'm looking to use H2 gas as a weak/mild reducing agent on par with sodium cyanoborohydride. I understand that a metal catalyst is required, and from some literature I've read, high pressure is also key. Is it feasible to use hydrogen as a reducing agent in a home lab setting, and what would a set up for this look like? If it's not feasible, is there something an amateur chemist could acquire similar to NaBH3CN? Thanks
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[*] posted on 25-6-2014 at 10:02


In mild conditions of temperature and pressure hydrogen is a very sluggish species and will not behave remotely like NaBH3CN or NaBH4. Various Ni/Pt/Pd based catalysts can help these hydrogenations along nicely.

What is it precisely you're trying to reduce?

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[*] posted on 25-6-2014 at 10:18


I'm looking into reductive amination
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[*] posted on 25-6-2014 at 12:07


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[*] posted on 25-6-2014 at 13:18


The Preparation of Amines by Reductive Alkylation William S. Emerson DOI: 10.1002/0471264180.or004.03

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