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Pure Appl. Chem., 2007, Vol. 79, No. 6, pp. 1041-1056

Addition reactions of E-E and E-H bonds to triple bond of alkynes catalyzed by Pd, Pt, and Ni complexes (E=S, Se)

Irina P. Beletskaya1 and Valentine P. Ananikov2

1 Chemistry Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Vorob'evy gory, Moscow, 119899, Russia
2 Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky Prospect 47, Moscow, 119991, Russia

Abstract: The synthetic application and mechanistic aspects of transition-metal (Ni, Pd, Pt) catalyzed addition of E-E and E-H (E=S, Se) bonds to alkynes were investigated in detail. This study revealed major factors controlling the selectivity of such addition reactions. A new Ni-based catalytic system with a self-organized nanostructured catalyst has been designed to perform chemical transformation in high yield, under mild conditions.