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Ligandless nickel-catalyzed transfer hydrogenation of alkenes and alkynes using water as the hydrogen donor

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The first general route for nickel-catalyzed transfer hydrogenation reaction of alkenes and alkynes using water as the hydrogen source has been developed. The method features the use of inexpensive and air-stable nickel(II) salt as the pre-catalyst and zinc powder as a reducing agent, allowing the TH reaction to occur under mild reaction conditions with a wide substrate scope and functional group tolerance. No ligand was required for this reaction. The reaction has also been applied successfully to the reduction of nitrogen-containing heterocycles.

Graphical abstract: Ligandless nickel-catalyzed transfer hydrogenation of alkenes and alkynes using water as the hydrogen donor

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The article was received on 09 May 2019, accepted on 09 Jun 2019 and first published on 11 Jun 2019


Article type: Research Article
DOI: 10.1039/C9QO00616H
Org. Chem. Front., 2019, Advance Article

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    Ligandless nickel-catalyzed transfer hydrogenation of alkenes and alkynes using water as the hydrogen donor

    X. Hu, G. Wang, C. Qin, X. Xie, C. Zhang, W. Xu and Y. Liu, Org. Chem. Front., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9QO00616H

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