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, Magnus Rueping
Organic Letters, (2020)

Keywords

Transfer reactions, Hydrogen, Hydrocarbons, Alcohols, Transition metals

Abstract

​The 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.

Code

https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.0c02151

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