An Efficient Hydration and Tandem Transfer Hydrogenation of Alkynes for the Synthesis of Alcohol in Water
Nianhua Luo, Yuhong Zhong, Ji-Tian Liu, Lu Ouyang*, Renshi Luo*
*School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Gannan Medical University, Ganzhou, 341000, Jiangxi Province, P. R. of China, Email: oyl0327163.com, luorenshi2010163.com
N. Luo, Y. Zhong, J.-T. Liu, L. Ouyang, R. Luo, Synthesis, 2020, 52, 3439-3445.
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A formic acid promoted hydration of readily available alkynes followed by an iridium-catalyzed transfer hydrogenation under mild conditions provides alcohols. This transformation is simple, efficient, and can be performed with a variety of alkynes in good yields and with excellent stereoselectivities.
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