Tandem isomerization/telomerization of long chain dienes

Laura Torrente-Murciano, David J. Nielsen, Kingsley J. Cavell, Alexei A. Lapkin

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The first example of a tandem reaction involving double-bond migration in combination with telomerization is reported. Homogeneous and heterogeneous Ru catalysts were employed as isomerization catalysts, and telomerization was realized using a homogeneous Pd(0) precursor complex with a N-heterocyclic carbene (IMes) ligand. Overall conversions approaching 60% were achieved with the best selectivity to telomerization products of 91% attained at 11% conversion. Conversion was markedly higher in the presence of longer-chain alcohol (1-butanol) as the nucleophile (telogen).

Original languageEnglish
Article number37
JournalFrontiers in Chemistry
Issue numberJUN
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • C-C coupling reactions
  • Carbenes
  • Isomerization
  • Tandem reaction
  • Telomerization
  • Transition metals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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