The study of the reduction of some unsaturated diesters under a deuterium atmosphere shows that β-elimination is a very fast process compared to the reductive elimination. This allows the introduction of deuterium atoms at position α of the double bond and the addition of hydrogen atoms on the double bond.
- Rhodium complexes
- Unsaturated diesters
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- Process Chemistry and Technology
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry