A Pd(II)/sulfoxide-catalyzed sequential allylic C-H oxidation/vinylic C-H arylation of α-olefins to furnish E-arylated allylic esters in high regio- and E:Z selectivities (>20:1) is reported. The broad scope of this method with respect to the α-olefin, carboxylic acid, and aryl boronic acid enables the rapid assembly of densely functionalized fragments for complex molecule synthesis from cheap, abundant hydrocarbon starting materials. The Pd(II)/sulfoxide-catalyzed vinylic C-H arylation of electronically unbiased olefins with aryl boronic acids proceeds under oxidative, acidic conditions and mild temperatures (room temperature to 45 °C).
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry