Chemoselective Hydrogenation of Alkynes to (Z)-Alkenes Using an Air-Stable Base Metal Catalyst

Viktoriia Zubar, Jan Sklyaruk, Aleksandra Brzozowska, Magnus Rueping

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A highly selective hydrogenation of alkynes using an air-stable and readily available manganese catalyst has been achieved. The reaction proceeds under mild reaction conditions and tolerates various functional groups, resulting in (Z)-alkenes and allylic alcohols in high yields. Mechanistic experiments suggest that the reaction proceeds via a bifunctional activation involving metal–ligand cooperativity.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOrganic Letters
StatePublished - Jul 8 2020

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: J.S. is thankful for the financial support provided by the Fondsder Chemischen Industrie. This work was financially supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, Office of Sponsored Research (FCC/1/1974).


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