Molecular complexity via C-H activation: A dehydrogenative Diels-Alder reaction

Erik M. Stang, M. Christina White

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Traditionally, C-H oxidation reactions install oxidized functionality onto a preformed molecular skeleton, resulting in a local molecular change. The use of C-H activation chemistry to construct complex molecular scaffolds is a new area with tremendous potential in synthesis. We report a Pd(II)/bis-sulfoxide- catalyzed dehydrogenative Diels-Alder reaction that converts simple terminal olefins into complex cycloadducts in a single operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14892-14895
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number38
StatePublished - Sep 28 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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