Institute of Innovative Research, 
Tokyo Institute of Technology.


Press Release

Inexpensive, Reusable Mn Catalysts Make for Efficient Alkylation of Ketones With Alcohols

A newly developed manganese (Mn) catalyst facilitates efficient conversion of alcohols into diverse organic compounds without requiring the addition of a base and producing water as the only byproduct, Tokyo Tech researchers find in a new study. The Mn catalysts are inexpensive, reusable, do not require large energy for waste treatment, and demonstrate product yields as high as 92%.