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Recyclable Palladium Catalyst for Highly Selective Alkylation of Ketones with Alcohols

Min Serk Kwon, Namdu Kim, Seong Hyeok Seo, In Soo Park, Ravi Kumar Cheedrala, Jaiwook Park*

*Center for Integrated Molecular Systems, Department of Chemistry, Division of Molecular and Life Sciences, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), San 31 Hyoja Dong, Pohang 790-784, Korea, Email:

M. S. Kwon, N. Kim, S. H. Seo, I. S. Park, R. K. Cheedrala, J. Park, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2005, 42, 6913-6915.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.200502422


A highly efficient α alkylation of ketones with primary alcohols by the use of a recyclable palladium catalyst has been demonstrated.

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Key Words

α alkylation, aluminum, CC coupling, heterogeneous catalysis, palladium, enones, oxygen

ID: J06-Y2005-1580