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Molecules 2015, 20(8), 15023-15032; doi:10.3390/molecules200815023

Copper-Catalyzed Dimerization/Cyclization of Itaconates

College of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Dalian University, Dalian 116622, China
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Academic Editor: Derek J. McPhee
Received: 7 June 2015 / Revised: 3 August 2015 / Accepted: 5 August 2015 / Published: 17 August 2015
(This article belongs to the Section Organic Synthesis)
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A copper-catalyzed domino reaction between itaconate esters and diethyl zinc (or silane) is developed, affording itaconate dimerization products, multi-ester-substituted cyclopentanones, in moderate to high yields. View Full-Text
Keywords: copper; catalysis; domino reaction; itaconate; dimerization; cyclopentanone copper; catalysis; domino reaction; itaconate; dimerization; cyclopentanone

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Li, Z.; Li, R.; Jiang, L.; Li, Z. Copper-Catalyzed Dimerization/Cyclization of Itaconates. Molecules 2015, 20, 15023-15032.

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