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Chemoselective Reactions of (E)-1,3-Dienes: Cobalt-Mediated Isomerization to (Z)-1,3-Dienes and Reactions with Ethylene

Yam N. Timsina, Souvagya Biswas and T. V. RajanBabu*

*Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States, Email:

Y. N. Timsina, S. Biswas, T. V. RajanBabu, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 6215-6218.

DOI: 10.1021/ja501979g (free Supporting Information)

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Co complexes with large-bite angle phosphine ligands promote an unusual isomerization of E/Z-mixtures of 1,3-dienes to yield almost exclusively the Z-isomer.

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Key Words

1,3-dienes, isomerization

ID: J48-Y2014