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PdII-Catalyzed Aerobic Allylic Oxidative Carbocyclization of Allene-Substituted Olefins: Immobilization of an Oxygen-Activating Catalyst


  • We are grateful for financial support from the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, and the Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia of Spain.


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A good couple: Highly selective aerobic allylic oxidation with C[BOND]C bond formation is achieved by the use of coupled palladium and iron catalysis (see scheme; FePc=iron phthalocyanine). The use of an oxygen-activating catalyst is necessary for an efficient electron transfer from Pd0 to O2. The utility of this method is enhanced by the immobilization of the iron catalyst onto a resin.