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Keywords:

  • alcohols;
  • allylation;
  • allylic compounds;
  • homogeneous catalysis;
  • palladium

Abstract

α-Hydroxy carbonyl compounds undergo smooth O-allylation using allylic carbonates and Pd(0) catalysts. This method has significant advantages over other O-allylation methods as it provides a solution to several problems previously observed for this synthetic transformation.