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The Heck Reaction of Allylic Alcohols Catalysed by an Air-Stable Phosphinito Complex of Palladium(II)

Alejandro Sauza, José Antonio Morales-Serna, Mónica García-Molina, Rubén Gaviño, Jorge Cárdenas*

*Instituto de Química, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Circuito Exterior, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 México, D.F., México, Email:

A. Sauza, J. A. Morales-Serna, M. García-Molina, R. Gaviño, J. Cárdenas, Synthesis, 2012, 44, 272-282.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1289639 (free Supporting Information)


An air-stable phosphinito complex of palladium(II) catalyzed the Heck coupling of aryl bromides with primary and secondary allylic alcohols to give carbonyl compounds. Reactions with tertiary allylic alcohols under the same conditions generated the aromatic conjugated alcohols.

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Key Words

allylic alcohols, Heck reaction, palladium, carbonyl compounds

ID: J66-Y2012-0160