Regioselective Hydrogenation of alpha,beta-Unsaturated Ketones over Wilkinson's Catalyst

Johannes H. van Tonder, Charlene Marais, David John Cole-Hamilton, Barend C. B. Bezuidenhoudt

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Abstract

The reactivity of a variety of alpha,beta-unsaturated acyclic and cyclic ketones towards regioselective hydrogenation in the presence of Wilkinson's catalyst was determined. Hydrogenation of sterically hindered alpha,beta-unsaturated ketones proceeded at inefficient rates, if at all.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-424
Number of pages4
JournalSynthesis
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

Keywords

  • enones
  • regioselectivity
  • hydrogenation
  • Wilkinson's catalyst
  • flavonoids
  • HOMOGENEOUS HYDROGENATION
  • ALKENES
  • LIGANDS
  • COMPLEX

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