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Stereoselective Rhodium-Catalyzed Isomerization of Stereoisomeric Mixtures of Arylalkenes

Hongxuan Yang, Wenke Dong, Wencan Wang, Tao Li, Wanxiang Zhao*

*State Key Laboratory of Chemo/Biosensing and Chemometrics, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha, Hunan 410082, P. R. China, Email:

H. Yang, W. Dong, W. Wang, T. Li, W. Zhao, Synthesis, 2020, 52, 2833-2840.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1707166

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A rhodium complex catalyzes the synthesis of E-alkenes from E/Z mixtures of alkenes in the presence of B2pin2 under mild reaction conditions. The reaction offers broad functional group tolerance and has great application potential.

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Key Words

isomerization, stereoselectivity, rhodium, alkenes, interconversion

ID: J66-Y2020