Enhancement of reaction efficiency by functionalized alcohols on gold(I)-catalyzed intermodular hydroalkoxylation of unactivated olefins

Toshifumi Hirai, Aklyuki Hamasaki, Aki Nakamura, Makoto Tokunaga

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"Chemical Equation Presented" Intermolecular hydroalkoxylation of unactivated olefins catalyzed by the combination of gold(I) and electron deficient phosphine ligands has been developed. Although pairings of unactivated olefins and common aliphatic alcohols gave unsatisfactory results In gold catalyzed hydroalkoxylations, the use of alcohol substrates bearing coordination functionalities such as halogen or alkoxy groups showed great improvement of reactivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5510-5513
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Dec 3 2009


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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