Iron-Catalysed Reductive Cross-Coupling of Alkenes

Mark D. Greenhalgh, Stephen P. Thomas

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Abstract

Iron-catalyzed alkene hydrofunctionalization has been reported by a number of groups using the reaction of unactivated alkenes with sodium borohydride or phenylsilane to give alkyl radical intermediates. Reaction with a range of radical traps has been applied to the formation of carbon–carbon and carbon–heteroatom bonds and used recently for reductive cross-coupling of alkenes. EWG=Electron-withdrawing group.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1520-1522
JournalChemCatChe
Volume6
Issue number6
Early online date25 Apr 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014

Keywords

  • alkenes
  • C-C coupling
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • iron
  • radicals
  • RADICAL CYCLIZATION
  • UNACTIVATED ALKENES
  • SODIUM-BOROHYDRIDE
  • OXYGENATION
  • OLEFINS
  • NITROSATION
  • COMPLEXES
  • ALCOHOLS
  • STYRENE
  • ANALOGS

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