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Regioselective Cross-Metathesis Reaction Induced by Steric Hindrance

Samir BouzBouz*, Rebecca Simmons and Janine Cossy*

*Laboratoire de Chimie Organique associé au CNRS, ESPCI, 10 rue Vauquelin, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France, Email:,

S. BouzBouz, R. Simmons, J. Cossy, Org. Lett., 2004, 6, 3465-3467.

DOI: 10.1021/ol049079t


Protection of hexa-1,5-dien-3-ol with bulky groups enables a regioselective cross-metathesis reaction at the C5-C6 double bond.

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General Procedure

A flame-dried round-bottomed flask was charged with diene (1 eq.), activated olefin (3 eq.) and dichloromethane (0.2 M). The Ru-catalyst (0.05 eq., 5 mol-%) was subsequently added as a solid, producing a light green solution which was stirred at 40 °C for 1 to 12 h depending on the substrate. The mixture was then concentrated in vacuo to a dark oil. This residue was purified on silica gel by flash chromatography (hexanes/ethyl acetate).

Acryloyl Chloride: An Excellent Substrate for Cross-Metathesis. A One-Pot Sequence for the Synthesis of Substituted α,β-Unsaturated Carbonyl Derivatives

L. Ferrié, S. Bouzbouz, J. Cossy, Org. Lett., 2009, 11, 5446-5448.

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ID: J54-Y2004-770