Cobalt-catalyzed reductive carboxylation of α,β-unsaturated compounds with carbon dioxide

Chika Hayashi, Takuo Hayashi, Tohru Yamada

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The gaseous carbon dioxide incorporation reaction with α,β-unsaturated compounds was examined in the presence of a catalytic amount of bis(acetylacetonato)cobalt(II) and using diethylzinc as a reductant. After screening with various electron-withdrawing groups, both α,β-unsaturated nitriles and carboxamides were found to efficiently capture carbon dioxide to provide the corresponding carboxylates or malonates in good to excellent yields under mild conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)862-870
Number of pages9
JournalBulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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  • Chemistry(all)


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