Remote nucleophilic allylation by allylrhodium chain walking

Groves, Alistair, Martinez, Jose I., Smith, Joshua J. and Lam, Hon Wai (2018) Remote nucleophilic allylation by allylrhodium chain walking. Chemistry - A European Journal . ISSN 0947-6539

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Metal migration through a carbon chain is a versatile method for achieving remote functionalization. However, almost all known examples involve the overall net migration of alkylmetal species. Here, we report that allylrhodium species obtained from hydrorhodation of 1,3-dienes undergo chain walking toward esters, amides, or (hetero)arenes over distances of up to eight methylene units. The final, more highly conjugated allylrhodium species undergo nucleophilic allylation with aldehydes and an imine to give Z-homoallylic alcohols and amines, respectively.

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Keywords: allylation, chain walking, homogenous catalysis, isomerization, rhodium
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
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Depositing User: Smith, Ruth
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2018 10:04
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 19:46

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