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Regioselective Heck Couplings of α,β-Unsaturated Tosylates and Mesylates with Electron-Rich Olefins

Anders Lindhardt Hansen and Troels Skrydstrup*

*Department of Chemistry and the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, University of Aarhus, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark, Email:

A. L. Hansen, T. Skrydstrup, Org. Lett., 2005, 7, 5585-5587.

DOI: 10.1021/ol052136d

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Highly regioselective Heck couplings of α,β-unsaturated tosylate and mesylate derivatives with N-acyl N-vinylamines and vinyl ethers were achieved. This method provides a cheap alternative to similar couplings using a triflate electrophile.

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Key Words

Heck Reaction, Unsaturated Compounds, Dienes

ID: J54-Y2005-2040