Redox-mediated reactions of vinylferrocene: Toward redox auxiliaries

Alan A. Wiles, Xiaolu Zhang, Brian Fitzpatrick, De Liang Long, Stuart A. Macgregor, Graeme Cooke*

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Chemical redox reactions have been exploited to transform unreactive vinylferrocene into a powerful dienophile for the Diels-Alder reaction and reactive substrate for thiol addition reactions upon conversion to its ferrocenium state. We have further investigated the ability of these reactions to facilitate redox-auxiliary-like reactivity by further hydrogenolyisis of the Diels-Alder adduct to the corresponding cyclopentane derivative.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7220-7225
Number of pages6
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2016


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