Master Organic Chemistry Reaction Guide

Hydrogenation of Alkenes to give Alkanes

Description: In the presence of a metal catalyst such as palladium, hydrogen will add to alkenes to give alkanes.

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Real-Life Examples:

Org. Synth. 1928, 8, 36

DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.008.0036

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Org. Synth. 1937, 17, 45

DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.017.0045

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Org. Synth. 1957, 37, 77

DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.016.0077

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Org. Synth. 1950, 30, 29

DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.030.0029

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Org. Synth. 1962, 42, 8

DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.042.0008

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Org. Synth. 1969, 49, 30

DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.049.0030

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Org. Synth. 1969, 49, 75

DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.049.0075

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2 thoughts on “Hydrogenation of Alkenes to give Alkanes

  1. Hey love this site, it’s an amazing resource. One suggestion though in the first example is to add the other hydrogens rather than just draw lines–they can be misconstrued for methyls which of course they’re not. Super super minor. Anyway great site!

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