Branch-selective allylic C-H carboxylation of terminal alkenes by pd/sox catalyst

Hiroki Kondo, Feng Yu, Junichiro Yamaguchi, Guosheng Liu*, Kenichiro Itami

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A ligand-controlled branch-selective allylic C-H carboxylation through Pd catalysis is described. The developed catalytic system, which consists of Pd(OAc)2, sulfoxide-oxazoline (sox) as a ligand and benzoquinone as an oxidant, couples terminal alkenes and carboxylic acids to furnish the corresponding branched allylic esters with high regioselectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4212-4215
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Aug 15
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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