FeCl3-catalyzed addition of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds to aromatic olefins.

@article{Kischel2007FeCl3catalyzedAO,
  title={FeCl3-catalyzed addition of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds to aromatic olefins.},
  author={Jette Kischel and Dirk Michalik and Alexander Zapf and Matthias Beller},
  journal={Chemistry, an Asian journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={2 7},
  pages={909-14}
}
A direct, intermolecular addition of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds to styrenes in the presence of FeCl3 as an inexpensive and disposable catalyst has been developed for the straightforward and practical synthesis of arylated diketones and ketoesters. The reactions proceed under mild conditions for most substrates (50-80 degrees C), and no strong acid or base is… CONTINUE READING