Palladium/monophosphine complexes catalyze trans-selective arylative, alkenylative, and alkylative cyclization reactions of alkynals and alkynones with organoboronic reagents. These reactions afford six-membered allylic alcohols with endo-tri- or tetrasubstituted olefin groups and/or five-membered counterparts with exo olefin groups. The ratios of these products are dramatically affected by alkyne substituents as well as the phosphine ligand. The remarkable trans-selectivity of the process results from the novel reaction mechanism involving oxidative addition without oxametallacycle formation.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry