FG Organische Chemie / Nachhaltige Synthesechemie

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Catalytic hydrogenation of α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid derivatives using copper(i)/N-heterocyclic carbene complexes

Zimmermann, Birte M. ; Kobosil, Sarah C. K. ; Teichert, Johannes F. (2019-01-28)

A simple and air-stable copper(I)/N-heterocyclic carbene complex enables the catalytic hydrogenation of enoates and enamides, hitherto unreactive substrates employing homogeneous copper catalysis and H2 as a terminal reducing agent. This atom economic transformation replaces commonly employed hydrosilanes and can also be carried out in an asymmetric fashion.