Stereoselective alkyne semihydrogenations with an air-stable copper(i) catalyst.

Abstract

An air-stable and preactivated copper(i) hydroxide/N-heteroyclic carbene (NHC) complex for alkyne semihydrogenations is reported. Next to an enhanced practicability of the process, the resulting alkenes are obtained with high Z-selectivities and no overreduction to the corresponding alkanes.

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@article{Thiel2016StereoselectiveAS, title={Stereoselective alkyne semihydrogenations with an air-stable copper(i) catalyst.}, author={Niklas O Thiel and Johannes F Teichert}, journal={Organic & biomolecular chemistry}, year={2016}, volume={14 45}, pages={10660-10666} }