Serial ligand catalysis: A highly selective allylic C-H oxidation

Mark S. Chen, Narayanasamy Prabagaran, Nathan A. Labenz, M. Christina White

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We are reporting a mild, chemo-, and highly regioselective Pd(II)-catalyzed allylic oxidation of α-olefins to furnish branched allylic esters that proceeds via a novel serial ligand catalysis mechanism in which two different ligands (i.e., vinyl sulfoxide 2 and BQ) interact sequentially with the metal to promote distinct steps of the catalytic cycle (i.e., C-H cleavage and π-allyl functionalization, respectively).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6970-6971
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number19
StatePublished - May 18 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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