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A Stereoselective Suzuki Cross-Coupling Strategy for the Synthesis of Ethyl-Substituted Conjugated Dienoic Esters and Conjugated Dienones

Daniel Keck, Thierry Muller, Stefan Bräse*

*University of Karlsruhe (TH), Institute of Organic Chemistry, Fritz-Haber-Weg 6, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany, Email:

D. Keck, T. Muller, S. Bräse, Synlett, 2006, 3457-3460.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-958406

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A stereoselective approach towards ethyl-substituted conjugated dienoic esters utilising a Suzuki cross-coupling reaction has been achieved. In addition, a method for their conversion into the corresponding ethyl ketones is presented.

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Key Words

cross-coupling, dienoic esters, Suzuki reaction, stereoselective, triflates, unsaturated compounds, dienes

ID: J60-Y2006-4840