A general platinum-catalyzed alkoxycarbonylation of olefins

Ji Yang, Jiawang Liu, Yao Ge, Weiheng Huang, Carolin Schneider, Ricarda Dühren, Robert Franke, Helfried Neumann, Ralf Jackstell, Matthias Beller

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Hydroxy- and alkoxycarbonylation reactions constitute important industrial processes in homogeneous catalysis. Nowadays, palladium complexes constitute state-of-the-art catalysts for these transformations. Herein, we report the first efficient platinum-catalysed alkoxycarbonylations of olefins including sterically hindered and functionalized ones. This atom-efficient catalytic transformation provides straightforward access to a variety of valuable esters in good to excellent yields and often with high selectivities. In kinetic experiments the activities of Pd- and Pt-based catalysts were compared. Even at low catalyst loading, Pt shows high catalytic activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5235-5238
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number39
StatePublished - 14 May 2020
Externally publishedYes


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