Regioselective hydroesterification of styrene catalyzed by cationic palladium(II) complexes under mild conditions

S. Oi, M. Nomura, T. Aiko, Y. Inoue

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Abstract

The cationic palladium(II) complex [Pd(MeCN)2(PPh3)2](BF4)2 was found to be an active catalyst for hydroesterification of styrene using CO and methanol under very mild conditions. The system, Pd(OAc)2-PPh3-p- toluenesulfonic acid, which should give rise to a cationic species in situ, was also effective to produce the branched ester regioselectively in an excellent yield at ambient temperature. Asymmetric hydroesterification of styrene by the use of chiral phosphines as ligands was also studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-295
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical
Volume115
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 29

Keywords

  • Carbon monoxide
  • Hydroesterification
  • Palladium
  • Styrene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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