Transfer hydrogenations of alkenes with formate on Pd/C: Synthesis of dihydrocinchona alkaloids

Haotian Wu, Lukas Hintermann

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Abstract

Protocols for preparative (1-80 gram scale) transfer hydrogenations of alkenes over a palladium on carbon catalyst using formic acid/ammonium formate as hydrogen donor are presented. Cinchona alkaloids have been converted to their dihydro derivatives in >94% yield.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberSS-2013-Z0022-PSP
Pages (from-to)888-892
Number of pages5
JournalSynthesis
Volume45
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • alkaloids
  • alkenes
  • catalysis
  • hydrogen transfer
  • hydrogenation
  • palladium

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