Palladium-catalyzed formal [4+2] cycloaddtion of o-xylylenes with olefins

Ryoichi Kuwano, Takenori Shige

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o-(Silylmethyl)benzylic carbonates reacted with various conjugated olefins in the presence of the palladium catalyst, which was generated in situ from Pd(η3-C3H5)Cp and 1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane (DPPE). The reaction provided 2- and/or 3-substituted tetralins in good yield. The catalytic reaction described here is equivalent to the [4+2] cycloaddition of o-xylylenes with dienophiles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3802-3803
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Apr 4 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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