Direct Alkenylation of Allylbenzenes via Chelation-Assisted C-C Bond Cleavage

Shunsuke Onodera, Soya Ishikawa, Takuya Kochi, Fumitoshi Kakiuchi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

70 Citations (Scopus)


A novel method for direct transformation of allyl groups in allylbenzene derivatives to alkenyl groups via rhodium-catalyzed C-C bond cleavage is reported. The alkenylation with styrenes of allylbenzenes containing pyridyl and pyrazolyl groups as a directing group proceeded efficiently to give alkenylation products. We also developed a new protocol for transformation of an ortho-prenylated phenol to an aniline derivative.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9788-9792
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


Dive into the research topics of 'Direct Alkenylation of Allylbenzenes via Chelation-Assisted C-C Bond Cleavage'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this