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Catalytic Hydrogenations with Cationic Heteroleptic Copper(I)/N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes

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submitted on 16.01.2019 and posted on 16.01.2019 by Niklas O. Thiel, Johannes F. Teichert
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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Email Address of Submitting Author

johannes.teichert@chem.tu-berlin.de

Institution

Technische Universität Berlin

Country

Germany

ORCID For Submitting Author

0000-0003-1043-8092

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the authors declare no conflict of interest

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