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Substituted Pyridylamide Ligands in Microwave-Accelerated Mo(0)-Catalysed Allylic Alkylations

Oscar Belda, Christina Moberg*

*Department of Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, KTH, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden, Email:

O. Belda, C. Moberg, Synthesis, 2002, 1601-1603.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2002-33345


Bis-pyridylamides were used in a regioselective Molybdenium-catalyzed asymmetric allylation of carbonates. Some 4-substituted pyridyl ligands exhibited high regioselectivity and enantioselectivity, whereas 6-substituted ligands afforded no product under the same conditions.

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Key Words

molybdenum, allylations, benzylations, asymmetric catalysis, pyridylamides, microwave synthesis, active methylenes

ID: J66-Y2002-1590