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Copper-Catalyzed Semihydrogenation of Alkynes to Z-Alkenes

Kazuhiko Semba*, Ryohei Kameyama, Yoshiaki Nakao*

*Department of Material Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Nishikyo-Ku, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan, Email: semba.kazuhiko.5nkyoto-u.ac.jp, nakao.yoshiaki.8nkyoto-u.ac.jp

K. Semba, R. Kameyama, Y. Nakao, Synlett, 2015, 26, 318-322.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1379896 (free Supporting Information)


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Abstract

Copper-catalyzed semihydrogenation of internal alkynes proceeds under an atmosphere of hydrogen (5 atm) at 100 C in the presence of a readily available catalyst to give various Z-alkenes stereoselectively.

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Key Words

alkynes, alkenes, catalysis, copper, hydrogenation, hydrogen


ID: J60-Y2015