Multifaceted catalysis approach to nitrile activation: direct synthesis of halogenated allyl amides from allylic alcohols

Roy P. Lester, Jay J. Dunsford, Jason E. Camp
  • Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, January 2013, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • DOI: 10.1039/c3ob41692e

What is it about?

By taking advantage of a metals ability to catalyse multiple mechanistically distinct processes, multifaceted catalysis, this work enable to direct synthesis of important compounds in a clean and efficient manner.

Why is it important?

First multifaceted catalysis approach to the regioselective synthesis of highly substituted pyrroles from oximes and activated alkynes. This mild and flexible method takes advantage of a gold catalysts ability to activate multiple steps of the process, thus utilising the metal more efficiently.

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