Chelation-assisted hydroesterification of alkenes catalyzed by rhodium complex.

Research paper by Kazuhiko K Yokota, Hiroto H Tatamidani, Yoshiya Y Fukumoto, Naoto N Chatani

Indexed on: 07 Nov '03Published on: 07 Nov '03Published in: Organic Letters


[reaction: see text] The hydroesterification of alkenes with 2-pyridylmethanol (1) catalyzed by Rh(4)(CO)(12) is described. The reaction is accelerated by the presence of a pyridine ring in the alcohol 1. The reaction is applicable to various alkenes, both terminal and internal alkenes.