Catalytic intermolecular Pauson - Khand reactions in supercritical ethylene

Nakcheol Jeong, Sung Hee Hwang

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Ethylene is not only a substrate, but also a solvent: Catalytic intermolecular Pauson - Khand reactions of terminal alkynes were carried out in supercritical ethylene to provide 2-substituted cyclopentenones in moderate to high yields. Under these conditions, even a low pressure of CO (5 atm) is sufficient for the reaction to take place.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)636-638
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Feb 4
Externally publishedYes



  • Cycloadditions
  • Ethylene
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Pauson - Khand reactions
  • Supercritical fluids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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