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An Efficient Synthesis of Nitroalkenes by Alkene Cross Metathesis: Facile Access to Small Ring Systems

Graham P. Marsh, Philip J. Parsons,* Clive McCarthy and Xavier G. Corniquet

*Department of Chemistry, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QJ, United Kingdom, Email:

G. P. Marsh, P. J. Parsons, C. McCarthy, X. G. Corniquet, Org. Lett., 2007, 9, 2613-2616.

DOI: 10.1021/ol070557k

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A synthesis of highly functionalized nitroalkenes utilizes a cross metathesis reaction between simple aliphatic nitro compounds and a range of substituted alkenes. This chemistry offers a simple and attractive route to nitroalkenes that would otherwise be difficult to prepare, and that are precursors to various heterocyclic entities.

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Key Words

Cross Metathesis

ID: J54-Y2007-2090