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Oxidative 1,2-Difunctionalization of Ethylene via Gold-Catalyzed Oxyarylation

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posted on 22.08.2017, 00:00 by Matthew J. Harper, Edward J. Emmett, John F. Bower, Christopher A. Russell
Under the conditions of oxidative gold catalysis, exposure of ethylene to aryl silanes and alcohols generates products of 1,2-oxyarylation. This provides a rare example of a process that allows catalytic differential 1,2-difunctionalization of this feedstock chemical.