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Hydrogenation of Alkynes with the Lindlar catalyst

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This learning unit describes the hydrogenation of alkynes using the Lindlar catalyst. The catalyst itself and the stereochemistry of this reaction are explained.


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


  • Dr. Guenter Grethe

Learning objective

  • Application of the Lindlar catalyst
  • Mechanism and application of the hydrogenation

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

Lindlar catalyst, hydrogenation, reduction, alkyne