Catalytic carbon-carbon bond activation of sec-Alcohols by a Rhodium(I) complex

Chul Ho Jun, Dae Yon Lee, Yeon Hee Kim, Hyuk Lee

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Various unstrained sec-alcohols, including cycloalkanols, reacted with alkenes under a catalytic system of Rh(I) complex, 2-amino-3-picoline, and K2CO3 to give the alkyl-group-exchanged ketones through transfer hydrogenation and consecutive carbon-carbon bond activation. The presence of base is essential to enhance the rate of the oxidation step, and alkene acts as a hydrogen acceptor and a substrate of the carbon-carbon coupling reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2928-2931
Number of pages4
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jun 25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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