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Facile C–H, C–F, C–Cl, and C–C Activation by Oxatitanacyclobutene Complexes

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posted on 14.09.2015, 00:00 authored by Trang T. Nguyen, Jeffery A. Bertke, Danielle L. Gray, Kami L. Hull
Aryl ketones react readily with oxatitanacyclobutenes bearing pentamethylcyclopentadienyl ligands to form unique titanocene complexes resulting from Cp* modification and C–H activation. An intermediate in this reaction is intercepted with various functional groups to form carbonyl insertion, C–F activation, and cyclopropane ring-opening products.

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