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α,β-Epoxy Vinyl Triflates in Pd-Catalyzed Reactions

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posted on 2000-05-17, 00:00 authored by Kana Yamamoto, Clayton H. Heathcock
Reactions of steroidal α,β-epoxy vinyl triflates in Pd-catalyzed reactions are described. Oxidative insertion of Pd0 into the C−O bond, giving vinylpalladium 12, is faster than formation of the π-allyl derivative from the vinyl epoxide. Although 12 can be trapped under certain conditions, it eventually rearranges to palladium alkoxide 14, which is in equilibrium with 15 and/or 10.