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document Hydrogenation of Alkenes
Alkenes can be reduced to alkanes with H2 in the presence of metal catalysts such as Pt, Pd, Ni or Rh.  The general scheme is shown below:     The two new C-H σ bonds are formed simultaneously from H atoms absorbed onto the metal surface. The reaction is stereospecific giving...
01 Aug, 2011 Comments: 0

Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology