Palladium-mediated transfer of oxygen from carbonate ion to an organic ligand

Patricia S. Elmes, Gary D. Fallon, Bryan M K C Gatehouse, W. Roy Jackson, Anna Stragalinou, Bruce O. West

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Reaction of some αβ-unsaturated ketones with palladium(II) chloride and sodium carbonate in tetrahydrofuran (THF) gives acetylacetonate complexes; use of 18O-enriched carbonate shows that the reaction involves a highly unusual transfer of oxygen from carbonate ion to the organic ligand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-662
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1981

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