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Pauson-Khand reactions catalyzed by entrapped rhodium complexes

Kuang Hyun Park, Seung Uk Song and Young Keun Chung*

*School of Chemistry for Molecular Catalysis, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-747, South Korea, Email:

K. H. Park, S. U. Song, Y. K. Chung, Tetrahedron Lett., 2003, 44, 2827-2830.

DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(03)00434-9


An entrapped Rh catalyst derived by a sol-gel process has been used in a Pauson-Khand reaction under mild conditions. The catalyst can be reused at least 10 times without losing activity. This catalytic system is not effective for intermolecular reactions.

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Key Words

Pauson-Khand Reaction, Pauson-Khand Cyclopentenone Annulation, Cyclopentenones, Enones

ID: J72-Y2003-060