Ruthenium- and rhodium-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction of acrylamides with alkenes : efficient access to (Z,E)-dienamides.
Date of Issue2012
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Ruthenium- and rhodium-catalyzed direct oxidative cross-coupling reactions of acrylamides with alkenes were developed. These methods provide an efficient route for the synthesis of (Z,E)-dienamides in excellent yields with good stereoselectivity. The catalytic systems allowed oxidative olefination of a wide range of alkenes bearing different functional groups, such as CO2R, COMe, SO2Ph, aryl, CONHBn, CN, PO(OEt)2, as well as Weinreb amide.
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