A Simple and Direct Method for the Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidative Coupling of Unactivated Allylarenes with Classic Arenes

Authors

  • Dr. Weiwei Jin,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Chirosciences and Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hum, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Fax: (+852) 23307674
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  • Prof. Wing-Tak Wong,

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    1. State Key Laboratory of Chirosciences and Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hum, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Fax: (+852) 23307674
    • State Key Laboratory of Chirosciences and Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hum, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Fax: (+852) 23307674===

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  • Dr. Ga-Lai Law

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    1. State Key Laboratory of Chirosciences and Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hum, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Fax: (+852) 23307674
    • State Key Laboratory of Chirosciences and Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hum, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Fax: (+852) 23307674===

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Abstract

An efficient route to engineer vinylarene structures by the PdII-catalyzed oxidative coupling of unactivated allylarenes with classic arenes was developed. The methodology features the use of unactivated allylarenes with no prefunctionalization and classic arenes without installed directing groups. A variety of vinylarenes and their saturated derivatives were obtained.

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