Dicarboxylic acid esters from the carbonylation of unsaturated esters under mild conditions

C Jimenez-Rodriguez, G R Eastham, D J Cole-Hamilton

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Abstract

The methoxycarbonylation of unsaturated acids or esters catalysed by Pd complexes of bis(ditertiarybutyl-phosphinomethyl)benzene (DTBPMB) produces alpha,omega-diesters with selectivities >95%, even if the double bond is deep in the chain or conjugated to the carbonyl group; unsymmetrical esters can also be produced with high selectivity. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)878-881
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005

Keywords

  • palladium
  • methoxycarbonylation
  • alpha,omega-diesters
  • acrylic acids
  • phosphine

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