Bis(phosphine)cobalt dialkyl complexes for directed catalytic alkene hydrogenation

Max R. Friedfeld, Grant W. Margulieux, Brian A. Schaefer, Paul J. Chirik

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Abstract

Planar, low-spin cobalt(II) dialkyl complexes bearing bidentate phosphine ligands, (P - P)Co-(CH2SiMe3)2, are active for the hydrogenation of geminal and 1,2-disubstituted alkenes. Hydrogenation of more hindered internal and endocyclic trisubstituted alkenes was achieved through hydroxyl group activation, an approach that also enables directed hydrogenations to yield contrasteric isomers of cyclic alkanes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13178-13181
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume136
Issue number38
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 24 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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