Synlett 2019; 30(07): 783-786
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1612302
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Catalytic Hydrogenations with Cationic Heteroleptic Copper(I)/N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes

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Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 115, 10623 Berlin, Germany   Email: johannes.teichert@chem.tu-berlin.de
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This work was supported by the German Research Council (DFG, Emmy Noether Fellowship for J. F. T., TE1101/2-1).
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Publication History

Received: 15 January 2019

Accepted after revision: 08 February 2019

Publication Date:
06 March 2019 (eFirst)

Published as part of the Special Section 10th EuCheMS Organic Division Young Investigator Workshop

Abstract

A new heteroleptic cationic copper(I) complex bearing two N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands has been prepared. In situ, a Cu–O­ bond can be generated which enables the complex to catalytically activate H2. The resulting complex shows activity in catalytic chemo- and stereoselective alkyne semihydrogenations as well as conjugate reductions of enones.

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