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The Heck Reaction of Electron-Rich Olefins with Regiocontrol by Hydrogen-Bond Donors

Jun Mo, Jianliang Xiao*

*Liverpool Centre for Materials and Catalysis, Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZD, UK, Email:

J. Mo, J. Xiao, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2006, 45, 4152-4157.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.200600799

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Ammonium salts that can act as hydrogen-bond donors exert a remarkable acceleration on the rates of the regioselective arylation of electron-rich olefins by aryl halides in ionic liquids and common solvents.

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Pd-mBDPP-Catalyzed Regioselective Internal Arylation of Electron-Rich Olefins by Aryl Halides

S. Liu, N. Berry, N. Thomson, A. Pettman, Z. Hyder, J. Mo, J. Xiao, J. Org. Chem., 2006, 71, 7467-7470.

Ionic Liquid-Promoted, Highly Regioselective Heck Arylation of Electron-Rich Olefins by Aryl Halides

J. Mo, L. Xu, J. Xiao, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 751-760.

Key Words

Heck reaction, homogeneous catalysis, hydrogen bonding, ionic liquids, regioselectivity, aryl ketones, cyclic acetals

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