Palladium-catalyzed dehydrogenative coupling of furans with styrenes.

  title={Palladium-catalyzed dehydrogenative coupling of furans with styrenes.},
  author={Chahinez Aouf and Emilie Thiery and Jean Le Bras and Jacques Muzart},
  journal={Organic letters},
  volume={11 18},
Under palladium(II)-catalyzed and oxidative conditions, the coupling of furans with styrenes leads to the formation of Heck-type products in medium to good yields. The reaction is highly regio- and stereoselective, giving trans-olefins predominantly.