Reduction of acetylenes to (Z)-olefins by means of low-valent niobium or tantalum.

Yasutaka Kataoka, Kazuhiko Takai, Koichiro Oshima, Kiitiro Utimoto

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Abstract

Partial reduction of alkynes to (Z)-alkenes is achieved with the low-valent group 5 metal reagents prepared from MtlCl5 (Mtl = Nb or Ta) and zinc in a mixed solvent of DME (or THF) and benzene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-368
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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