Expanding the scope of Lewis acid catalysis in water: Remarkable ligand acceleration of aqueous ytterbium triflate catalyzed Michael addition reactions

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Significant rate acceleration of metal-catalyzed Michael addition reactions in water was observed upon addition of small, dibasic ligands. Ytterbium triflate and TMEDA was the most effective combination leading to a nearly 20-fold faster reaction than in the absence of ligand.


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  • Organic Chemistry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-355
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Organic chemistry (S/LTH) (011001240), Department of Chemistry (011001220)