The stereochemistry of metal catalysed hydrogen cyanide addition to alkenes

W. Roy Jackson, Craig G. Lovel

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Reactions of both terminal and cyclic alkenes have been shown to occur in a stereospecifically cis - manner with deutrerium cyanide when a catalyst system based on Pd(DIOP)2 was used. Reactions of cyclohexene give only the products of equatorial cyanide incorporation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1621-1624
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1982

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