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Palladium-Catalyzed Carbonylative Synthesis of α-Branched Enones from Aryl Iodides and Arylallenes

Hui-Qing Geng, Le-Cheng Wang, Chen-Yang Hou and Xiao-Feng Wu*

*Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e. V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Straβe 29a, 18059 Rostock, Germany, Email:

H.-Q. Geng, L.-C. Wang, C.-Y. Hou, X.-F. Wu, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 1160-1163.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c00015

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Starting from readily available aryl iodides and allenes, with formic acid as the CO source and reductant, good yields of α-branched enones were isolated. The use of a CO source avoids the manipulation of CO gas.

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Key Words

carbonylation, arylation, formic acid, multicomponent reactions

ID: J54-Y2020