Selective transfer semihydrogenation of alkynes with nanoporous gold catalysts

Yogesh S. Wagh, Naoki Asao

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    A facile, highly chemo- and stereoselective transfer semihydrogenation of alkynes to Z-olefins has been achieved by use of unsupported nanoporous gold (AuNPore) as a heterogeneous catalyst together with formic acid as a hydrogen donor. A variety of terminal/internal and aromatic/aliphatic alkynes were reduced to the corresponding alkenes in high chemical yields with good functional-group tolerance. The catalyst is robust enough to be reused without leaching.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)847-851
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 16

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Organic Chemistry


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