Cobalt bis(acetylacetonate)--butyl hydroperoxide-triethylsilane: a general reagent combination for the Markovnikov-selective hydrofunctionalization of alkenes by hydrogen atom transfer.

Author(s) Ma, X.; Herzon, S.B.
Journal Beilstein J Org Chem
Date Published 2018
Abstract

We show that cobalt bis(acetylacetonate) [Co(acac)], -butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP), and triethylsilane (EtSiH) constitute an inexpensive, general, and practical reagent combination to initiate a broad range of Markovnikov-selective alkene hydrofunctionalization reactions. These transformations are believed to proceed by cobalt-mediated hydrogen atom transfer (HAT) to the alkene substrate, followed by interception of the resulting alkyl radical intermediate with a SOMOphile. In addition, we report the first reductive couplings of unactivated alkenes and aryldiazonium salts by an HAT pathway. The simplicity and generality of the Co(acac)-TBHP-EtSiH reagent combination suggests it as a useful starting point to develop HAT reactions in complex settings.

DOI 10.3762/bjoc.14.201
ISSN 1860-5397
Citation Ma X, Herzon SB. Cobalt bis(acetylacetonate)--butyl hydroperoxide-triethylsilane: a general reagent combination for the Markovnikov-selective hydrofunctionalization of alkenes by hydrogen atom transfer. Beilstein J Org Chem. 2018;14:2259-2265.

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