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

Shifang Liu, Neil Berry, Nick Thomson, Alan Pettman, Zeynab Hyder, Jun Mo and Jianliang Xiao*

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

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

DOI: 10.1021/jo0609632


meso-2,4-Bis(diphenylphosphino)pentane (mBDPP) is an effective regiocontrolling ligand for palladium-catalyzed internal arylation of electron-rich olefins in DMSO with no need for any halide scavengers.

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Key Words

Heck reaction, homogeneous catalysis, regioselectivity, aryl ketones

ID: J42-Y2006-2930