Ruthenium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Maleimides with Alkenes

Tomohiro Morita, Mitsutoshi Akita, Tetsuya Satoh, Fumitoshi Kakiuchi, Masahiro Miura

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The cross-coupling of maleimides with electron-deficient alkenes such as acrylates proceeds smoothly under ruthenium catalysis. This unique C-C coupling provides a simple, straightforward synthetic method for preparing alkylidene succinimide derivatives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4598-4601
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sept 16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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