Catalytic Hydrogenations with Cationic Heteroleptic Copper(I)/N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes

Niklas O. Thiel, Lea T. Brechmann, Johannes F. Teichert*

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Abstract

A new heteroleptic cationic copper(I) complex bearing two N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands has been prepared. In situ, a Cu-O bond can be generated which enables the complex to catalytically activate H (2) . The resulting complex shows activity in catalytic chemo- and stereoselective alkyne semihydrogenations as well as conjugate reductions of enones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)783-786
Number of pages4
JournalSynlett
Volume30
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr-2019

Keywords

  • copper
  • NHC ligands
  • hydrogenation
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • alkynes
  • enones
  • NHC LIGANDS
  • MOLECULAR-HYDROGEN
  • HYDROSILYLATION
  • SEMIHYDROGENATION
  • ACTIVATION
  • MECHANISM
  • HYDRIDES

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