1. Peng-Fei Xu1 and
  2. Wei Wang2
  1. Hongyin Gao and
  2. Junliang Zhang

Published Online: 18 OCT 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118356654.ch6

Catalytic Cascade Reactions

Catalytic Cascade Reactions

How to Cite

Gao, H. and Zhang, J. (2013) PALLADIUM-CATALYZED CASCADE REACTIONS OF ALKENES, ALKYNES, AND ALLENES, in Catalytic Cascade Reactions (eds P.-F. Xu and W. Wang), John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ. doi: 10.1002/9781118356654.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

    State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, P.R. China

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 OCT 2013
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118016022

Online ISBN: 9781118356654



  • alkenes;
  • alkynes;
  • allenes;
  • palladium-catalyzed cascade reactions


Palladium cascade reactions have generated considerable interest over the years because of their obvious benefits over traditional stepwise methodologies, including high atom economy, reduction in cost, and rapid construction of complex products from readily available starting materials. With the increasing novel palladium chemistry explored by chemists, more and more palladium-catalyzed cascade process will be designed by the combination of two or more different types of reactions into one transformation. This chapter presents an overview of recent advances in palladium-catalyzed cascade reactions involving alkenes, alkynes, and allenes, especially since 2000. A fascinating myriad of adventurous and unique palladium-catalyzed cascade transformations are found routinely as key steps in target-oriented syntheses, affording relatively complex products from readily available starting materials in a single step, which offer considerable advantages over conventional synthetic procedures in terms of efficiency, selectivity, and atom and energy economy.