Oxidative 1,2-Difunctionalization of Ethylene via Gold-Catalyzed Oxyarylation

Christopher A. Russell, John Bower, Edward Emmett, Matt Harper

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12386-12389
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number36
Early online date5 Sept 2017
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2017

Structured keywords

  • BCS and TECS CDTs


  • gold; catalysis;
  • commodity chemicals


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