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Microwave-Enhanced Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions of Potassium Vinyltrifluoroborates and Allyl Acetates: A New Route to 1,4-Pentadienes

George W. Kabalka* and Mohammad Al-Masum

*Departments of Chemistry and Radiology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-1600, and Department of Chemistry, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee 37209, Email:

G. W. Kabalka, M. Al-Masum, Org. Lett., 2006, 8, 11-13.

DOI: 10.1021/ol051955v (free Supporting Information)


A microwave synthesis of 1,4-pentadienes has been developed involving the palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling of potassium vinyltrifluoroborates with allyl acetates.

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Key Words

Allylation, 1,4-Dienes, Microwave Synthesis

ID: J54-Y2006-030