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Cross-coupling Reaction of Allylic and Benzylic Carbonates with Organo[2-(hydroxymethyl)phenyl]dimethylsilanes

Yoshiaki Nakao, Shiro Ebata, Jinshui Chen, Hidekaz Imanaka, Tamejiro Hiyama*

*Department of Material Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Email:

Y. Nakao, S. Ebata, J. Chen, H. Imanaka, T. Hiyama, Chem. Lett., 2007, 606-607.

DOI: 10.1246/cl.2007.606

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A cross-coupling reaction of allylic and benzylic carbonates with organo[2-(hydroxymethyl)phenyl]dimethylsilanes proceeds in the presence of a palladium catalyst and in the absence of any activator. Various functional groups are tolerated to give a diverse range of 1,4-diene and diarylmethane products.

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Key Words

1,4-dienes, Hiyama coupling

ID: JXX-Y2007