Ruthenium-catalyzed addition of aromatic esters at the ortho C-H bonds to olefins

Motohiro Sonoda, Fumitoshi Kakiuchi, Asayuki Kamatani, Naoto Chatani, Shinji Murai

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Abstract

A ruthenium complex, Ru(H)2(CO)(PPh3)3, can catalyze the addition of aromatic and heteroaromatic esters at the ortho carbonhydrogen bonds to olefinic double bonds. While un-substituted alkyl benzoate did not react, those substituted with CF3 or F underwent smooth catalytic addition. A heteroaromatic ester and a benzo-δ-lactone also reacted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-110
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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