Directing effect of functional groups in ruthenium-catalyzed addition of substituted acetophonones to an olefin

Motohiro Sonoda, Fumitoshi Kakiuchi, Naoto Chatani, Shinji Murai

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Ruthenium-catalyzed addition of 3′-methyl-, 3′-trifluoromethyl-, and 3′-N,N-dimethylaminoacetophenones to an olefin proceeds site selectively at 6′ CH bonds to give the 1:1 CH/olefin addition products in high yields. In contrast, the addition of 3′-methoxyacetophenone takes place preferentially at the CH bond at the more congested 2′ position.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-152
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Nov 29



  • Acetophenone
  • Carbon-hydrogen bond cleavage
  • Catalysis
  • Catalytic CH/olefin coupling
  • Ketone
  • Ruthenium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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