We thank the EPSRC (leadership fellowship to D.J.D. and studentship to I.N.M.) and Syngenta (studentship to I.N.M.) for financial support.
Catalytic Stereoselective Semihydrogenation of Alkynes to E-Alkenes†
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 52, Issue 3, pages 806–808, January 14, 2013
How to Cite
Michaelides, I. N. and Dixon, D. J. (2013), Catalytic Stereoselective Semihydrogenation of Alkynes to E-Alkenes . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 806–808. doi: 10.1002/anie.201208120
- Issue published online: 11 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 17 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 9 OCT 2012
Less is more: Significant advancements have been made in recent years in the development of the E-selective, catalytic, functional-group-tolerant semihydrogenation of alkynes to E-alkenes through transition-metal catalysis (see scheme). For this type of catalysis, the use of mononuclear metal catalysts is superior to that of multinuclear metal catalysts.