Iron pincer complex catalyzed, environmentally benign, E-selective semi-hydrogenation of alkynes

Dipankar Srimani, Yael Diskin-Posner, Yehoshoa Ben-David, David Milstein

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Ironing out hydrogenation: For the first time, an iron catalyst provided chemo- and stereo-selective semi-hydrogenation of alkynes to E-alkenes. This efficient, atom-economical reaction is catalyzed by a novel acridine-based PNP iron pincer catalyst and exhibits excellent functional group tolerance under mild, neutral, environmentally benign reaction conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14131-14134
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number52
Publication statusPublished - Dec 23 2013



  • alkynes
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • hydrogenation
  • iron pincer complex
  • stereoselectivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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