Benzylchlorobis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(II) catalyzes the reaction of acid chlorides with tetraorganotin compounds to give ketones in quantitative yields. The reaction is general with respect to both reactants, and a wide variety of substituent groups on the acid chloride, including an aldehyde function, is tolerated, thus making this reaction one of the most general methods for ketone synthesis. The reaction is accelerated by oxygen, deactivated by triphenylphosphine, and shows an abnormal dependence on catalyst concentration. Benzoylchlorobis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(II), a key intermediate in the catalytic cycle, has been shown to react with tetramethyltin to afford acetophenone. The mechanism of the catalytic reaction is discussed.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1979|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry