SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Keywords:

  • γ-allylation;
  • coumarins;
  • decarboxylative coupling;
  • regiospecificity
Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

On the move: Decarboxylative coupling of allyl 4-methyl-3-carboxycoumarins provides the products of γ-allylation of the methyl group rather than the typical regiospecific α-allylation. Mechanistic studies show that intramolecular proton transfer from the 4-methyl group to the 3-carboxylate allows allylation of the remote methyl group. The resulting 4-butenyl-3-carboxyl coumarin undergoes Pd0-catalyzed decarboxylation to provide the observed products (see scheme).