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A Novel Rearrangement

Posted by naturalproductman on October 30, 2009

Min Shi and co-worker at the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry have reported in Organic Letters on a Pd-catalyzed tandem rearrangement that converted a vinyl cyclopropene into a methylene indene substrate. Para-benzoquinone was used to oxidize Pd(0) into Pd(II).
pd rearrangement

OL paper

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