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 and Magnus Rueping*
*KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia, Email: magnus.ruepingkaust.edu.sa
J. Sklyaruk, V. Zubar, J. C. Borghs, M. Rueping, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 6067-6071.
An air and moisture stable manganese pincer complex catalyzes the semireduction of various alkynes to the corresponding (Z)-olefins in high yields. The reaction is stereo- and chemoselective and scalable.
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semireduction of alkynes, methanol