Synlett 1994; 1994(10): 849-850
DOI: 10.1055/s-1994-23028
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Stereospecific Synthesis of Polyfunctional Alkenes by the Cross-Coupling of Functionalized Zinc-Copper Reagents with Alkenyl Iodides

S. Marquais* , G. Cahiez, P. Knochel
  • *Fachbereich Chemie der Philipps-Universität Marburg, D-35032 Marburg (Germany)
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22 March 2002 (online)

The cross-coupling reaction between (E) or (Z)-alkenyl iodides and alkyl (aryl) copper-zinc reagents (RCu(CN)Znl) in NMP at 60 °C for 12 h produces polyfunctional alkenes with complete retention of the configuration of the double bond in good yields.