A New Route to Substituted Phenols by Cationic Rhodium(I)/BINAP Complex-Catalyzed Decarboxylative [2 + 2 + 2] Cycloaddition
Hiromi Hara, Masao Hirano and Ken Tanaka*
*Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588, Japan, Email: tanaka-kcc.tuat.ac.jp
H. Hara, M. Hirano, K. Tanaka, Org. Lett., 2009, 11, 1337-1340.
DOI: 10.1021/ol900123d (free Supporting Information)
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A cationic rhodium(I)/BINAP complex-catalyzed decarboxylative [2 + 2 + 2] cycloaddition of 1,6- and 1,7-diynes with commercially available vinylene carbonate enables a new route to substituted phenols.
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K. Tanaka, N. Suzuki, G. Nishida, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2006, 3917-3922.