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A cooperative N-heterocyclic carbene/palladium catalysis system

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Abstract

N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC) have been extensively studied as organocatalysts and ligands for transition metals, but the successful integration of NHCs and late transition metals in cooperative catalysis remains an underexplored area. We have developed a cooperative palladium-catalyzed allylation of NHC-activated aldehydes to access a variety of 3-allyl dihydrocoumarin derivatives. Kinetic experiments support a cooperative pathway for this transformation.

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Submitted
24 May 2014
Accepted
20 Jun 2014
First published
23 Jul 2014

Chem. Sci., 2014,5, 4026-4031
Article type
Edge Article

A cooperative N-heterocyclic carbene/palladium catalysis system

K. Liu, M. T. Hovey and K. A. Scheidt, Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 4026
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01536C

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