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Hydrogenation of Alkynes with the Lindlar catalyst

Hydrogenation of Alkynes with Lindlar Catalyst: Laboratory Application

Laboratory application:

Synthesis of cis alkenes

Cis alkenes can be easily synthesized due to the stereospecificity of the reaction. The advantage of this reaction for the synthesis of cis alkenes as compared to other methodologies lies in the fact that others, such as the elimination of halogenated alkanes, yield the trans compound as the major product requiring separation from the reaction mixture.

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