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Ni-Catalyzed Regioselective Hydrocarboxylation of Alkynes with CO2 by Using Simple Alcohols as Proton Sources

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posted on 22.07.2015, 00:00 authored by Xueqiang Wang, Masaki Nakajima, Ruben Martin
A mild and user-friendly Ni-catalyzed regioselective hydrocarboxylation of alkynes with CO2 (1 bar) is described. This protocol is characterized by a wide scope while obviating the need for sensitive organometallic species and by an unprecedented regioselectivity pattern using simple alcohols as proton sources.