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Understanding the highly regioselective cyanothiolation of 1-alkynes catalyzed by palladium phosphine complexes

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Zheng, W and Ariafard, A and Lin, Z, Understanding the highly regioselective cyanothiolation of 1-alkynes catalyzed by palladium phosphine complexes, Organometallics, 27, (2) pp. 246-253. ISSN 0276-7333 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2008 American Chemical Society

DOI: doi:10.1021/om7009446

Abstract

A computational study with the Becke3LYP DFT functional was carried out on the palladium-catalyzed regioselective cyanothiolation of 1-alkynes with thiocyanates. The full catalytic cycle was computed, starting from the oxidative addition and finishing with the reductive elimination. The two most important issues, namely, the regioselective bond cleavage of thiocyanates and the nature of insertion of 1-alkynes into a Pd-S bond, are discussed. The calculations indicate that the sulfur-cyano (PhS-CN) bond cleavage on Pd(0) is kinetically and thermodynamiclly more favorable than the carbon-sulfur (Ph-SCN) bond cleavage. The kinetic preference of 1,2-insertion over 2,1-insertion in the alkyne insertion step leads to the cyanothiolation products with the SPh group attached to the substituted carbon atom of 1-alkynes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Other Chemical Sciences
Research Field:Organometallic Chemistry
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Author:Ariafard, A (Associate Professor Alireza Ariafard)
ID Code:91070
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:35
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2014-05-07
Last Modified:2014-06-10
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