Ru-catalyzed 1,4-addition of arylboronic acids to acrylic acid derivatives in the presence of phenols

Lei Zhang, Xiaomin Xie, Zhiyong Peng, Lei Fu, Zhaoguo Zhang*

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[Ru(p-cymene)Cl2]2-catalyzed 1,4-addition reactions between arylboronic acids and butyl acrylate and acrylamide in the presence of phenols were investigated, good to excellent yields were obtained. The addition of phenols remarkably promoted the protonolysis and inhibited the β-H elimination of the 1,4-addition intermediates, and also efficiently suppressed the protonolysis of arylboronic acids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8797-8799
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number78
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2013
Externally publishedYes

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