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Chapter 7

Hydrogenation and Related Reactions

This chapter describes the application of P-stereogenic ligands in transition metal-catalysed hydrogenation and related reactions. The main section of the chapter deals with Rh-catalysed hydrogenation of functionalised olefins and carbonyl compounds. It includes a classification of the typical substrates, the description of the best results of each family of substrates and a discussion on the mechanism of the reaction. The next section describes some Ru-, Ir- and Pd- catalysed hydrogenations of alkenes, ketones and imines. The final sections describe hydrosilylation and hydrogen transfer, which also reduce double bonds but without using hydrogen gas.

Publication details


Print publication date
20 Dec 2010
Copyright year
2011
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-123-2
PDF eISBN
978-1-84973-270-3
From the book series:
Catalysis Series