Title

Efficient Z-Selective Olefin-Acrylamide Cross-Metathesis Enabled by Sterically Demanding Cyclometalated Ruthenium Catalysts

Abstract

The efficient Z-selective cross-metathesis between acrylamides and common terminal olefins has been developed by the use of novel cyclometalated ruthenium catalysts with bulky N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands. Superior reactivity and stereoselectivity are realized for the first time in this challenging transformation, allowing streamlined access to an important class of cis-Michael acceptors from readily available feedstocks. The kinetic preference for cross-metathesis is enabled by a pivalate anionic ligand, and the origin of this effect is elucidated by density functional theory calculations.

Publisher

American Chemical Society

Publication Date

12-4-2020

Publication Title

Journal of the American Chemical Society

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.0c11334

Keywords

Amides, Catalysts, Hydrocarbons, Ligands, Ruthenium

Language

English

Format

text

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