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Scandium as a pre-catalyst for the deoxygenative allylation of benzylic alcohols

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Abstract

Scandium triflate is an effective pre-catalyst for the deoxygenative allylation of benzylic alcohols with a narrow substrate window. The reaction is shown to proceed through a “hidden Brønsted acid” mechanism. The reaction is efficient provided that the aryl group is neither too electron rich nor too electron poor. It is shown that this allows useful selectivity. The reaction also works for benzyhydryl alcohols with broader scope. The reaction may also be catalysed by Nafion.

Graphical abstract: Scandium as a pre-catalyst for the deoxygenative allylation of benzylic alcohols

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The article was received on 04 Sep 2017, accepted on 28 Nov 2017 and first published on 06 Dec 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB02219K
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
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    Scandium as a pre-catalyst for the deoxygenative allylation of benzylic alcohols

    I. Šolić, P. Seankongsuk, J. K. Loh, T. Vilaivan and R. W. Bates, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7OB02219K

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