Iron-Catalyzed Isomerizations of Olefins

Author: Mayer, Matthias; Welther, Alice; Jacobi von Wangelin, Axel

Description: A highly practical olefin isomerization protocol under iron catalysis has been developed. The standard conditions involve reaction of the olefin at room temperature in THF with a simple pre-catalyst system. Allylbenzenes give propenylbenzenes; 1-alkenes can be selectively converted to 2-alkenes; isolated dienes give conjugated dienes; (Z)-olefins give (E)-olefins. The synthesis of propenyl-benzenes has also been realized by an iron-catalyzed allylation-isomerization domino reaction in good yields.

Subject headings: Cross-coupling; Domino reactions; Grignard reactions; Iron; Isomerization; Styrenes

Publication year: 2011

Journal or book title: ChemCatChem

Volume: 3

Issue: 10

Pages: 1567-1571

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Serial number: 3180

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