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Transition-Metal-Free Homocoupling of Organomagnesium Compounds

Arkady Krasovskiy, Alexander Tishkov, Vicente del Amo, Herbert Mayr, Paul Knochel*

*Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Department Chemie und Biochemie, Butenandtstrasse 5-13, Haus F, 81377 München, Germany, Email:

A. Krasovskiy, A. Tishkov, V. del Amo, H. Mayr, P. Knochel, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2006, 45, 5010-5014.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.200600772


A broad range of functionalized Grignard compounds were coupled by using diphenoquinone as an electron acceptor. The oxidative dimerization of alkenylmagnesium reagents proceeds with complete retention of the stereochemistry.

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Key Words

Biaryls, 3,3',5,5'-tetra-tert-butyldiphenoquinone

ID: J06-Y2006-4900