Stereoselective Synthesis of Z-Alkenes

  • Woon-Yew Siau
  • Yao Zhang
  • Yu ZhaoEmail author
Part of the Topics in Current Chemistry book series (TOPCURRCHEM, volume 327)



This chapter offers a general review of the evolvement of methods for the stereoselective synthesis of Z-alkenes, with a focus on the development of catalytic systems towards this goal in recent years.

Graphical Abstract


Cross coupling Lindlar reduction Olefin metathesis Olefination Z-Alkene 



We are grateful to National University of Singapore and National Research Foundation of Singapore for their support of our research program.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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