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Issue 18, 2001
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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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Submitted
04 Apr 2001
Accepted
24 Jul 2001
First published
04 Sep 2001

Chem. Commun., 2001, 1844-1845
Article type
Communication

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, 1844
DOI: 10.1039/B103066N

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