Highly selective formation of linear esters from terminal and internal alkenes catalysed by palladium complexes of bis-(di-tert-butylphosphinomethyl)benzene

C J Rodriguez, D F Foster, G R Eastham, David John Cole-Hamilton

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Abstract

The methoxycarbonylation of terminal or internal alkenes catalysed by palladium complexes of bis-(di-tert-butylphosphinomethyl) benzene under mild conditions leads to linear esters in 99% selectivity via a hydride mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1720-1721
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Volume2004
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004

Keywords

  • METHYL PROPANOATE
  • METHOXYCARBONYLATION
  • ETHENE

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