Unique effect of coordination of an alkene moiety in products on Ruthenium-catalyzed chemoselective C-H alkenylation

Satoshi Ueno, Takuya Kochi, Naoto Chatani, Fumitoshi Kakiuchi

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Ruthenium-catalyzed alkenylation of 2'-alkoxyacetophenones with alkenylboronates provides ortho C-H alkenylation products without sacrificing an ether functional group at the other ortho position. Both excellent chemoselectivity and high product yields are achieved with an aryloxo ruthenium complex. The effective suppression of the C-O bond cleavage was attained by coordination of the alkenyl moiety in the C-H alkenylation product to the ruthenium center.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)855-858
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Feb 19
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

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