Advances in the cobalt-catalysed Pauson-Khand reaction: development of a sulfide-promoted, microwave-assisted protocol

Alison R. Cochrane, William J. Kerr, Laura C. Paterson, Colin M. Pearson, Paul Shaw

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The development of a sulfide-promoted, microwave-assisted Pauson-Khand reaction has enabled the formation of fused cyclopentenones using sub-stoichiometric quantities of a cobalt mediator over rapid reaction times and with no requirement for an external source of toxic carbon monoxide gas. This protocol displays applicability to both intra- and intermolecular Pauson-Khand reaction examples.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 19 Nov 2020


  • catalysis
  • cobalt
  • Pauson-Khand

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