Reactions of allylic carbonates catalyzed by palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, molybdenum, and nickel complexes; allylation of carbonucleophiles and decarboxylation- dehydrogenation

Ichiro Minami, Isao Shimizu, Jiro Tsuji

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    Allylation of carbonucleophiles with allylic carbonates catalyzed by various transition metal complexes has been studied. Palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, nickel, and molybdenum complexes were found to be active catalysts. The rhodium catalyst showed a different regioselectivity from the other catalysts, the reaction can proceed without allylic rearrangement. In the absence of nucleophiles, allyl alkyl carbonates were converted into ketones by decarboxylation-dehydrogenation; the ruthenium catalyst was the most active in this reaction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)269-280
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 1985 Nov 26


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry
    • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
    • Materials Chemistry

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