Platinum-catalyzed hydrofunctionalization of unactivated alkenes with carbon, nitrogen and oxygen nucleophiles.
The transition metal-catalyzed addition of the X-H bond of a carbon, nitrogen or oxygen nucleophile across the C[double bond]C bond of an unactivated alkene (hydrofunctionalization) represents an attractive, atom-economical approach to the synthesis of carbocyclic and heterocyclic molecules and for the elaboration of ethylene and 1-alkenes. We have developed a family of Pt(II)-catalyzed protocols for the inter- and intramolecular hydrofunctionalization of unactivated alkenes with a range of H-X nucleophiles including beta-diketones, indoles, amines, carboxamides and alcohols. These transformations display good functional group compatibility, low moisture sensitivity, and often good generality.
Liu, C; Bender, CF; Han, X; Widenhoefer, RA
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