A Neutral Heteroatomic Zintl Cluster for the Catalytic Hydrogenation of Cyclic Alkenes

Oliver P. E. Townrow, Cheuk Chung, Stuart A. Macgregor, Andrew S. Weller, Jose M. Goicoechea

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Abstract

We report on the synthesis of an alkane-soluble Zintl cluster, [η4-Ge9(Hyp)3]Rh(COD), that can catalytically hydrogenate cyclic alkenes such as 1,5-cyclooctadiene and cis-cyclooctene. This is the first example of a well-defined Zintl-cluster-based homogeneous catalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18330-18335
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume142
Issue number43
Early online date14 Oct 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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