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Pd-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Highly Sterically Congested Enol Carbamates with Grignard Reagents via C–O Bond Activation

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posted on 30.04.2020, 19:15 by Zicong Chen, Chau Ming So
The palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction of enol carbamates to construct highly sterically congested alkenyl compounds is presented for the first time. This protocol demonstrates the potential of using thermally stable and highly atom-economic enol electrophiles as building blocks in bulky alkene synthesis. This reaction accommodates a broad substrate scope with excellent Z/E isomer ratios, which also provides a new synthetic pathway for accessing Tamoxifen.