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Enabling the Rearrangement of Unactivated Allenes to 1,3-Dienes by Use of a Palladium (0)/Boric Acid System

Yassir Al-Jawaheri, Matthew Turner, Marc C. Kimber *

*School of Science, Department of Chemistry, Loughborough University, LE11 3TU, U.K., Email:

Y. Al-Jawaheri, M. Turner, M. C. Kimber, Synthesis, 2018, 50, 2329-2336.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1591580

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A unique palladium hydride complex generated from a simple Pd source and boric acid [B(OH)3] enables a redox neutral rearrangement of an allene to a 1,3-diene.

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Key Words

allenes, 1,3-dienes, isomerisation, palladium, boric acid, palladium hydride complex

ID: J66-Y2018