Under the conditions of oxidative gold catalysis, exposure of ethylene to aryl silanes and alcohols generates products of 1,2-oxyarylation. This provides a rare example of a process that allows catalytic differential 1,2-difunctionalization of this feedstock chemical.
- BCS and TECS CDTs
- gold; catalysis;
- commodity chemicals
Russell, C. A., Bower, J., Emmett, E., & Harper, M. (2017). Oxidative 1,2-Difunctionalization of Ethylene via Gold-Catalyzed Oxyarylation. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139(36), 12386-12389. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.7b06668