Rhenium-catalyzed regioselective alkylation of phenols

Yoichiro Kuninobu, Takashi Matsuki, Kazuhiko Takai

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Treatment of phenol derivatives with terminal alkenes in the presence of a catalytic amount of a rhenium complex, Re 2(CO)10, gave monoalkylated phenol derivatives in good to excellent yields. This reaction proceeds at the ortho- or para-position of phenols regioselectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9914-9915
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - Jul 29 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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