Palladium-catalyzed addition reaction of polyhaloalkanes to olefins

Jiro Tsuji, Koji Sato, Hideo Nagashima

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Pd(OAc)2 combined with phosphines catalyzes homolytic cleavage of the C-Cl bond of CCl4 and CCl3CO2CH3 leading to facile addition to olefins under mild conditions. BrCCl3 also reacts with olefins to give 1,1,1-trichloro-3-bromoalkanes. The reaction is accelerated under CO atmosphere, and the presence of bases such as NaOAc or K2CO3 is essential to attain high yields of the adducts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-397
Number of pages5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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