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Nickel-Catalyzed Direct Conjugate Addition of Simple Alkenes to Enones

Sensuke Ogoshi*, Toshifumi Haba and Masato Ohashi

*Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan, Email:

S. Ogoshi, T. Haba, M. Ohashi, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 10350-10351.

DOI: 10.1021/ja903510u


A direct conjugate addition of simple alkenes to enones has been achieved in the presence of a Ni(0)/PCy3 catalyst. This reaction is a straightforward method for the introduction of an alkenyl group at the β-position of enones.

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Key Words

Conjugate Addition, Alkenylation

ID: J48-Y2009-2220