184. Balance between Allylic C−H Activation and Cyclopropanation in the Reactions of Donor/Acceptor-Substituted Rhodium Carbenoids with trans-Alkenes

Authors: Huw M. L. Davies , Michael G. Coleman , and Dominic L. Ventura

Org. Lett.,

2007, 9 (24), 4971–4974


Rhodium(II)-catalyzed reactions of aryldiazoacetates with (E)-aryl-substituted alkenes generate C−H insertion products and/or cyclopropanes. The product distribution is influenced by the nature of the donor group on the carbenoid, the structure of the (E)-aryl-substituted alkenes, and the rhodium catalyst.

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