Author(s): Hlzer B, Hoffmann RW
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Abstract The Grignard reagent 2, in which the magnesium-bearing carbon atom is the sole stereogenic centre has been coupled with vinyl bromide under Pd(0) or Ni(0)-catalysis to give compound 3 with full retention of configuration. Coupling using Fe(acac)3 or Co(acac)2 as catalyst was accompanied by considerable racemisation. These findings are discussed with respect to a dichotomy between concerted polar and stepwise SET transmetallation pathways.
This article was published in Chem Commun (Camb)
and referenced in Organic Chemistry: Current Research