The chemoselective catalytic reduction of nitro compounds represents the most important and prevalent
process in manufacturing functionalized anilines. Consequently, the development of selective catalysts for
the reduction of nitro compounds in the presence of other reducible groups is a major crucial challenge. Herein,
a novel, simple, and metal-free, S8 or CS2 mediated reduction of nitroarenes is used to provide the corresponding
amine or amide with H2O or acids as solvents and hydrogen sources. Different reaction conditions were optimized
and a series of amines and amides were obtained with good yields. The present method provides effective
and convenient approaches to synthesize amines and amides.
Keywords: Metal-Free, hydrogenation, nitroaromatics, anilines, amidation, S8.
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