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Hydrogenation of Alkenes with Metal Catalysts

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This learning unit describes the hydrogenation of alkenes with metal catalysts. The mechanism, stereochemistry and chemoselectivity are explained using animations.


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


  • Dr. Guenter Grethe

Learning objective

  • Mechanism of the hydrogenation
  • Stereochemistry and chemoselectivity
  • Applications: fat hardening and hydrocracking

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

hydrogenation, reduction