Palladium Porphyrin Catalyzed Hydrogenation of Alkynes: Stereoselective Synthesis of cis-Alkenes
Ryo Nishibayashi, Takuya Kurahashi*, Seijiro Matsubara*
*Department of Material Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan, Email: kurahashi.takuya.2ckyoto-u.ac.jp, matsubara.seijiro.2ekyoto-u.ac.jp
R. Nishibayashi, T. Kurahashi, S. Matsubara, Synlett, 2014, 25, 1287-1290.
(Tetraphenylporphyrin)palladium can be used as a catalyst for the chemoselective and stereoselective hydrogenation of alkynes to cis-alkenes in good to excellent yields via syn-addition of hydrogen. Alkynes containing various functional groups were tolerated.
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