Oxidative 1,2-Difunctionalization of Ethylene via Gold-Catalyzed Oxyarylation

J Am Chem Soc. 2017 Sep 13;139(36):12386-12389. doi: 10.1021/jacs.7b06668. Epub 2017 Sep 5.


Under the conditions of oxidative gold catalysis, exposure of ethylene to aryl silanes and alcohols generates products of 1,2-oxyarylation. This provides a rare example of a process that allows catalytic differential 1,2-difunctionalization of this feedstock chemical.

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