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Regioselective Ruthenium Catalyzed Hydrohydroxyalkylation of Dienes with 3-Hydroxy-2-oxindoles: Prenylation, Geranylation, and Beyond
- Chen, Te-Yu, Krische, Michael J.
- Organic letters 2013 v.15 no.12 pp. 2994-2997
- alcohols, byproducts, chemical reactions, chemical structure, regioselectivity, ruthenium
- The direct conversion of secondary to tertiary alcohols via ruthenium(0) catalyzed C–C coupling of substituted 3-hydroxy-2-oxindoles with various dienes is described. Coupling occurs in a completely regioselective manner in the absence of stoichiometric byproducts.