Heck-type benzylation of olefins with benzyl trifluoroacetates

Hirohisa Narahashi, Akio Yamamoto, Isao Shimizu*

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A new synthetic method for 1-aryl-2-alkenes from 1-olefins by benzylation treating with benzyl trifluoroacetates using palladium-catalyst is developed on the basis of oxidative addition of benzyl carboxylates to Pd(0) complexes to give benzyl(carboxylato)palladium(II) complexes with cleavage of benzyl-oxygen bond.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-349
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Mar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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