Methanol as the Hydrogen Source in the Selective Transfer Hydrogenation of Alkynes Enabled by a Manganese Pincer Complex

Jan Sklyaruk, Viktoriia Zubar, Jannik C. Borghs, Magnus Rueping

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Abstract

The first base metal-catalyzed transfer hydrogenation of alkynes with methanol is described. An air and moisture stable manganese pincer complex catalyzes the reduction of a variety of different alkynes to the corresponding (Z)-olefins in high yields. The reaction is stereo- and chemoselective and scalable.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOrganic Letters
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StatePublished - Jul 28 2020

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: J.S. thanks the VCI (Verband der Chemischen Industrie) for the Chemiefonds-Stipendium. J.C.B. acknowledges the DBU (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt) for the doctoral fellowship. 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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