An efficient route to 2, 6-disubstituted styrènes via the palladium-catalyzed [4 + 2] cyclodimerization of conjugated enynes

Vladimir Gevorgyan, Kazushi Tando, Naoyuki Uchiyama, Yoshinori Yamamoto

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An efficient and general method for the synthesis of 2, 6-disubstituted styrènes 5 via the palladiumcatalyzed [4+2] homobenzannulation of conjugated enynes 4 was developed. In all cases, the reactions proceeded in regiospecific manner, affording the disubstituted styrènes, bearing various functional groups at the 2 and 6 positions of the benzene ring, as a single reaction product in good to excellent yields. Initial attempts at cross-cycloaddition of two different enynes indicated low degrees of chemoselectivity of this process. Accordingly, the cross-dimerization products 6 in all cases were accompanied with notable amounts of the chemoisomeric homodimers 5.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7022-7025
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 2 1998


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