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Effect of a Lindlar catalyst on an alkene?

  1. Dec 14, 2012 #1
    I know a Lindlar catalyst will cause syn addition of hydrogens to an alkyne and then stop at an alkene, but what about a molecule that has both an alkyne and an alkene in it to start. Is the alkene taken to an alkane or is it simply not affected? Thanks for your answers.
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  3. Dec 14, 2012 #2


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    Lindlar's catalyst is poisoned so that it do not reduce the double bonds furthur into single bond.
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