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, Volume 149, Issue 11, pp 2013–2019 | Cite as

Decarboxylative olefination of potassium benzoates via bimetallic catalysis strategy

  • Mehdi KhalajEmail author
  • Majid Ghazanfarpour-Darjani
  • Saeed Taheri
  • Sajjad Sedaghat
  • Seyed Jalal Hoseyni
Original Paper


A novel synthesis of styrene derivatives through decaroxylative olefination of potassium benzoates with alkynes using Pd2dba3/CuBr as catalyst system has been developed. The protocol proceeded smoothly and in most cases Z-alkene was the main product. Electron-rich potassium benzoates reacted more efficiently than those of electron-deficient substrates. Heteroaromatic and electron-deficient aryl alkynes were not consistent with this transformation.

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Bimetallic catalysis Decarboxylation Hydrometalation Benzoic acid Alkyne 



We thank Buinzahra Branch of Islamic Azad University for additional unrestricted support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Buinzahra BranchIslamic Azad UniversityBuinzahraIran
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Shahr-e-Qods BranchIslamic Azad UniversityTehranIran

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