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Evidence that the availability of an allylic hydrogen governs the regioselectivity of the Wacker oxidation

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Abstract

The allylic hydrogen is found to have a dramatic effect on the regioselectivity of the Wacker oxidation, leading to the postulation that an agostic hydrogen or enyl (σ + π) complex helps to stabilise the key intermediate.

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The article was received on 04 Apr 2001, accepted on 24 Jul 2001 and first published on 04 Sep 2001


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B103066N
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2001,0, 1844-1845
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    Evidence that the availability of an allylic hydrogen governs the regioselectivity of the Wacker oxidation

    M. J. Gaunt, J. Yu and J. B. Spencer, Chem. Commun., 2001, 0, 1844
    DOI: 10.1039/B103066N

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