Rhenium-catalyzed insertion of nonpolar and polar unsaturated molecules into an olefinic C-H bond

Yoichiro Kuninobu, Yasuo Fujii, Takashi Matsuki, Yuta Nishina, Kazuhiko Takai

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Abstract

Treatment of olefins bearing a directing group with α,β- unsaturated carbonyl compounds, alkynes, or aldehydes in the presence of a catalytic amount of a rhenium complex, [ReBr(CO)3(thf)]2 gave γ,δ-unsaturated carbonyl compounds, dienes, and allyl silyl ethers, respectively. This reaction proceeds via C-H bond activation, insertion of unsaturated molecules into the formed rhenium-carbon bond, and then reductive elimination (or transmetalation in the case of aldehydes).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2711-2714
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Volume11
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 18 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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