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Palladium-Catalyzed Carbonylative Cyclization of Unsaturated Aryl Iodides and Dienyl Triflates, Iodides, and Bromides to Indanones and 2-Cyclopentenones

Steve V. Gagnier and Richard C. Larock*

*Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50010, Email:

S. V. Gagnier, R. C. Larock, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125, 4804-4807.

DOI: 10.1021/ja0212009

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Indanones and 2-cyclopentenones have been successfully prepared in good to excellent yields by the palladium-catalyzed carbonylative cyclization of unsaturated aryl iodides and dienyl triflates, iodides, and bromides, respectively. The mechanism is discussed.

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Key Words

Indanones, Enones, Cyclopentenones

ID: J48-Y2003-1440