The palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction of enol carbamates to construct highly sterically congested alkenyl compounds is presented for the first time. This protocol demonstrates the potential of using thermally stable and highly atom-economic enol electrophiles as building blocks in bulky alkene synthesis. This reaction accommodates a broad substrate scope with excellent Z/E isomer ratios, which also provides a new synthetic pathway for accessing Tamoxifen.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry