Synfacts 2011(8): 0896-0896  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1260727
Metal-Mediated Synthesis
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Iron-Catalyzed Stereospecific C-H Bond Activation

Contributor(s): Paul Knochel, Thomas Kunz
L. Ilies, S. Asako, E. Nakamura*
The University of Tokyo, Japan
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Publication Date:
20 July 2011 (online)


The authors report an iron-catalyzed stereospecific C-H bond activation on cyclic or acyclic olefins possessing a directing group such as pyridine or a ketimine. The reaction proceeds very fast under mild conditions, requires only catalytic amounts (10 mol%) of the inorganic iron complex, and affords selectively the syn-­arylated products.