Fluoride induced isomerization of cobalt diene complexes

Joseph M. O'Connor, Ming Chou Chen, Arnold L. Rheingold

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A metal-mediated addition of two carbenes across an alkyne is employed for the synthesis of (2-phenylsulfonyl)-1,3-dienes. Control of diene stereochemistry is achieved through an unprecedented fluoride-catalyzed isomerization of the cobalt diene intermediates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5241-5244
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number30
StatePublished - 28 Jul 1997


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