SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Keywords:

  • aldehydes;
  • alkenes;
  • copper;
  • oxidative coupling;
  • α,β-unsaturated ketones
Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

Let's get radical: The first copper-catalyzed oxidative coupling of alkenes and aldehydes was developed. Various aldehydes were utilized as substrates to construct α,β-unsaturated ketones. A preliminary mechanistic study indicated that this reaction is likely to proceed through a single-electron transfer.