Title

Regio- and Stereoselective Ruthenium Catalyzed Hydrovinylation of 1,3-Dienes: Application to the Generation of a 20S-Steroidal Sidechain

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2003

Source Publication

Organic Letters

Abstract

The addition of ethylene to 1,3-dienes and 1-vinylcycloalkenes, catalyzed by two ruthenium complexes, proceeds in a regioselective fashion to afford 3-methyl-1,4-dienes as products. For a steroidal-based 1-vinylcycloalkene, the addition is stereospecific, giving a product with a 20(S) configuration.

Comments

Organic Letters, Volume 5, No. 9 (2003), DOI: 10.1021/ol030031+.