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The Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction of 2-bromo-1,3-dienes derived from alkyl aldehydes, especially with Cl2Pd(DPEphos) as a catalyst, proceeds with clean stereoinversion of the Br-bearing C=C bond to produce in high yields and in high stereoselectivity (>/=97-98%) conjugated Z,E dienes of potentially high utility in the synthesis of complex natural(More)
One-pot conversion of alkynes to regio- and stereodefined alkenylmetals containing Al and Zr via hydrometalation or carbometalation followed by their Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling with (E)-ICH=CHBr or (E)-ICH=CHCl proceeds cleanly and selectively to give the corresponding 1-halo-1,3-dienes in excellent yields using a catalyst system consisting of(More)
[reaction: see text] The Pd-catalyzed alkynylation of various alkenyl halides and triflates with alkynylzincs proceeds well even with alkynyl derivatives containing electron-withdrawing groups. The reaction appears to be highly general. Noteworthy is that the corresponding Sonogashira reactions under various reported conditions are significantly less(More)
Depending on the nature of the metal catalyst, omega-hydroxy propargylic acetates choose between alternative cycloetherification manifolds to produce functionalized heterocycles in high yields. AuCl catalyzes the formation of oxacyclic enol acetates, whereas [Cl(2)Pt(CH(2)CH(2))]2 (Zeise's dimer) will induce a propargylic substitution via an unprecedented(More)
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