Catalytic, Directed C-C Bond Functionalization of Styrenes

Shunsuke Onodera, Ryo Togashi, Soya Ishikawa, Takuya Kochi, Fumitoshi Kakiuchi

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A method for catalytic conversion of C(aryl)-C(alkenyl) bonds in styrene derivatives to new C-C bonds is developed. In the presence of a rhodium catalyst, the alkenyl groups of styrenes bearing a pyrazolyl directing group were efficiently converted to other carbon substituents upon reacting with various alkenes including styrenes, aliphatic alkenes, and allyl alcohols. It is also indicated that the C-C bond cleavage proceeded via a hydrometalation/β-carbon elimination pathway.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7345-7349
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Apr 22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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