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An Efficient Metal-Catalyzed Hydroalkylation

Magnus Rueping,* Boris J. Nachtsheim and Alexander Kuenkel

*Institute of Organic Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Johann-Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Max-von-Laue-Str. 7, D-60438 Frankfurt, Germany, Email:

M. Rüping, B. J. Nachtsheim, A. Künkel, Synlett, 2007, 1391-1394.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-980363

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An efficient bismuth-catalyzed hydroalkylation of various styrenes, norbornene, and cyclohexadiene with 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds provides the corresponding alkylated pentanediones in good yields after short reaction times.

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Efficient Metal-Catalyzed Direct Benzylation and Allylic Alkylation of 2,4-Pentanediones

M. Rüping, B. J. Nachtsheim, A. Künkel, Org. Lett., 2007, 9, 825-828.

Key Words

hydroalkylation, hydroarylation, benzylation, bismuth, C-H activation, catalysis, styrenes, alkenes

ID: J60-Y2007-1820