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Ligand-Controlled Regiodivergent Ni-Catalyzed Reductive Carboxylation of Allyl Esters with CO2

Toni Moragas, Josep Cornella and Ruben Martin*

*Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Av. Països Catalans 16, 43007 Tarragona, Spain, Email:

T. Moragas, J. Cornella, R. Martin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 17702-17705.

DOI: 10.1021/ja509077a (free Supporting Information)


A Ni-catalyzed regiodivergent reductive carboxylation of allyl esters with CO2 is mild, user-friendly, and operationally simple. The reaction is characterized by an exquisite selectivity profile that is dictated by the ligand backbone.

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Key Words

carboxylation, allylation, Zn, Mn

ID: J48-Y2014