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Palladium-Catalyzed Direct Cross-Coupling of Alkenes and Acrylates
Y.-H. Xu, J. Lu, T.-P. Loh*
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
23 March 2009 (online)
A palladium-catalyzed direct cross-coupling between alkenes and acrylates is reported. The scope is broad and the E/Z selectivities are good, although the yields are moderate to low. Overall, this is an efficient method for synthesizing dienoates using simple olefins and mild reaction conditions.