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Insights into the General and Efficient Cross McMurry Reactions between Ketones

Xin-Fang Duan,* Jing Zeng, Jia-Wei Lü and Zhan-Bin Zhang

*Department of Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, 100875, China, E-mail:

X.-F. Duan, J. Zeng, J.-W. Lü, Z.-B. Zhang, J. Org. Chem., 2006, 71, 9873-9876.

DOI: 10.1021/jo061644d (free Supporting Information)

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Strong affinity of substituents to the low-valent titanium surface allows selective cross McMurry couplings of diaryl or aryl ketones with various substituted ketones in good yield. Through introduction and removal of such substituents, structurally similar ketones can be effectively cross-coupled.

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Key Words

McMurry Reaction

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