Methanol as the Hydrogen Source in the Selective Transfer Hydrogenation of Alkynes Enabled by a Manganese Pincer Complex
KAUST DepartmentChemical Science Program
KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Online Publication Date2020-07-28
Print Publication Date2020-08-07
Embargo End Date2021-07-28
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/664515
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AbstractThe first base metal-catalyzed transfer hydrogenation of alkynes with methanol is described. An air and moisture stable manganese pincer complex catalyzes the reduction of a variety of different alkynes to the corresponding (Z)-olefins in high yields. The reaction is stereo- and chemoselective and scalable.
CitationSklyaruk, J., Zubar, V., Borghs, J. C., & Rueping, M. (2020). Methanol as the Hydrogen Source in the Selective Transfer Hydrogenation of Alkynes Enabled by a Manganese Pincer Complex. Organic Letters. doi:10.1021/acs.orglett.0c02151
SponsorsJ.S. thanks the VCI (Verband der Chemischen Industrie) for the Chemiefonds-Stipendium. J.C.B. acknowledges the DBU (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt) for the doctoral fellowship. This work was financially supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, Office of Sponsored Research (FCC/1/1974).
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)