Ruthenium-catalyzed addition of olefinic C-H bonds in conjugate enones to acetylenes to give conjugate dienones

Fumitoshi Kakiuchi, Tomohiro Uetsuhara, Yasuo Tanaka, Naoto Chatani, Shinji Murai

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Addition of a β C-H bond in conjugate enones to internal acetylenes to give conjugate dienones proceeded with the aid of RuH2(CO)(PPh3)3 as the catalyst. The reaction of pivaloylcyclohexene with diphenylacetylene gave the corresponding dienone in high yield. Acylpyranes can also be used in these olefinic C-H/acetylene coupling reactions. Phenyltrimethylsilylacetylene is also able to serve as a C-H bond acceptor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-514
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical
Publication statusPublished - 2002 May 31



  • C-H bond
  • Conjugate dienones
  • Conjugate enones
  • Olefinic C-H/acetylene coupling
  • Ruthenium catalyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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