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Lindlar Catalyst


reaction suitability

core: palladium
reaction type: Buchwald-Hartwig Cross Coupling Reaction
reaction type: Heck Reaction
reaction type: Hiyama Coupling
reaction type: Negishi Coupling
reaction type: Sonogashira Coupling
reaction type: Stille Coupling
reaction type: Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling
reagent type: catalyst

Quality Level

storage temp.



Lindlar catalyst is a heterogeneous catalyst that is used mainly for the selective hydrogenation of alkynes to alkenes.
It can also effective catalyze:
  • selective hydrogenations of triple bonds to cis-double bonds
  • monohydrogenation of polyolefins
  • hydrogenation of azides to amines


10, 50 g in glass bottle


~ 5% palladium on calcium carbonate; poisoned with lead.

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Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1 - Flam. Sol. 1 - Lact. - Repr. 1A - STOT RE 2

Storage Class Code

4.1B - Flammable solid hazardous materials



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Chemoselective catalytic hydrogenation of alkenes by Lindlar catalyst.
Ghosh AK & Krishnan K.
Tetrahedron Letters, 39(9), 947-948 (1998)
A new convenient approach to the preparation of Z-1-alkenylboronates by the cis-Hydrogenation of 1-Alkynyldiisopropoxyboranes.
Srebnik M, et al.
Tetrahedron Letters, 29(22), 2635-2638 (1988)
Intermetallic Pd1-Zn1 nanoparticles in the selective liquid-phase hydrogenation of substituted alkynes.
Mashkovsky IS, et al.
Kinetics and Catalysis, 58(4), 480-491 (2017)
The Lindlar Catalyst Revitalized: A Highly Chemoselective Method for the Direct Conversion of Azides to N-(tert-Butoxycarbonyl) amines.
Reddy PG, et al.
European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2002(22), 3740-3743 (2002)
Effect of lead acetate in the preparation of the Lindlar catalyst.
Ulan JG, et al.
The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 52(14), 3126-3132 (1987)

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