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Tuning the Catalyst Reactivity of Imidazolylidene Catalysts through Substituent Effects on the N-Aryl Groups

Tuning the Catalyst Reactivity of Imidazolylidene Catalysts through Substituent Effects on the N-Aryl Groups
Nobuyuki Mase, Naoharu Watanabe, Kohei Sato, Tetsuo Narumi, Ryuji Kyan
A series of imidazolium salts with various N-aryl groups were synthesized, and their catalytic activities were evaluated to investigate the contribution of the N-aryl groups to the catalytic activity in the synthesis of γ-butyrolactone through an a3→d3-umpolung addition. Imidazolylidenes with 2,6-diethylphenyl groups were effective catalysts, and several mechanistic studies, including a deuterium kinetic isotope effect study, revealed that both steric and kinetic effects were responsible for the enhanced catalytic activity.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.7b01105

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b01105

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