Reductive decomplexation of biscobalthexacarbonyl acetylenes into olefins

Seijiro Hosokawa*, Minoru Isobe

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The decomplexation of acetylene biscobalthexacarbonyl complexes can usually be achieved under oxidative condition. We had found other reductive conditions with endo-cyclic complexes, and recently other reductive conditions with both endo- and exo-cyclic complexes using either tributyltin hydride or triethylsilane. The original acetylene derivatives were transformed selectively either into the corresponding cis olefins or cis- vinylsilanes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2609-2612
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Apr 23
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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