Hydrogenation of olefins using water and zinc metal catalyzed by a rhodium complex

Takashi Sato, Shoji Watanabe, Hiroyoshi Kiuchi, Shuichi Oi, Yoshio Inoue

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Abstract

The hydrogenation of olefins using H2O or D2O as a hydrogen source and zinc metal as a reducing agent has been found to be catalyzed by a rhodium complex. α,β-Unsaturated ketones also underwent hydrogenation, affording the corresponding saturated ketones selectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7703-7705
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume47
Issue number44
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 30

Keywords

  • Alkene
  • Hydrogenation
  • Rhodium catalyst
  • Zinc metal
  • α,β-Enone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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