Ligand- and base-free Pd(II)-catalyzed controlled switching between Oxidative Heck and conjugate addition reactions

Sarah E. Walker, Julian Boehnke, Pauline E. Glen, Steven Levey, Lisa Patrick, James A. Jordan-Hore, Ai-Lan Lee

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A simple change of solvent allows controlled and efficient switching between oxidative Heck and conjugate addition reactions on cyclic Michael acceptor substrates, catalyzed by a cationic Pd(II) catalyst system. Both reactions are ligand- and base-free and tolerant of air and moisture, and the controlled switching sheds light on some of the factors which favor one reaction over the other.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1886-1889
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number8
Early online date11 Apr 2013
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2013


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