A novel palladium-catalyzed preparative method of α,β-unsaturated ketones and aldehydes from saturated ketones and aldehydes via their silyl enol ethers

Jiro Tsuji, Ichiro Minami, Isao Shimizu

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    Silyl enol ethers prepared from saturated ketones and aldehydes can be converted to α,β-unsaturated ketones and aldehydes by the reaction of allyl carbonate in the presence of palladium-phosphine complexes as a catalyst. The selection of solvent is crucial and nitriles are most effective as the solvent.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5635-5638
    Number of pages4
    JournalTetrahedron Letters
    Issue number50
    Publication statusPublished - 1983


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Drug Discovery

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