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Hydrogenation of Aromatic Compounds

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This learning unit describes the catalytic hydrogenation of aromatic compounds. The mechanism, stereochemistry, selectivity and industrial applications are explained using various examples.


  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Herges
  • Dr. Torsten Winkler


  • Dr. Guenter Grethe

Learning objective

  • Catalytic hydrogenation of aromatic compounds
  • Synthesis of cyclohexene and tetraline
  • Mechanism, selectivity and stereochemistry

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

reduction, hydrogenation, aromatic compound