Rhodium-catalyzed dimerization of arylacetylenes and addition of malonates to 1,3-enynes

Katsufumi Mochizuki, Kazunori Sakai, Takuya Kochi, Fumitoshi Kakiuchi

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An 8-quinolinolato rhodium catalyst was found to be effective for head-to-tail selective dimerization of arylacetylenes. Formation of substituted cyclopentene and allene derivatives via alkyne dimerization and subsequent addition of malonates was also catalyzed by the 8-quinolinolato rhodium catalyst in the presence of cesium fluoride. One-pot reaction using palladium-catalyzed alkyne dimerization in conjunction with rhodium-catalyzed addition of malonates was also possible.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberSS-2013-C0135-ST
Pages (from-to)2088-2092
Number of pages5
JournalSynthesis (Germany)
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • allene derivatives
  • aromatic terminal alkynes
  • cyclopentene derivatives
  • head-to-tail dimerization
  • rhodium catalyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


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