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Ruthenium-Catalyzed Alkenylative Cyclization Via Insertion Of Alkene Into Ruthenacyclopentene
Published 2008 · Chemistry
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A novel ruthenium-catalyzed alkenylative cyclization of enyne was developed. When an enyne was reacted with Cp*RuCl(cod) under an atmosphere of ethylene, ethylene was inserted into the ruthenium−sp2 carbon bond of ruthenacyclopentene derived from enyne and the low-valent ruthenium complex to afford ruthenacycloheptene, and β-hydrogen elimination followed by reductive elimination occurred to give a cyclic compound having a diene moiety. In this reaction, acrylaldehyde could be inserted into ruthenacyclopentene instead of ethylene. Various carbo- and heterocyclic compounds could be obtained in high yields.