Several dienyl zirconocene derivatives were easily prepared, as unique geometrical isomers, from simple non-conjugated unsaturated enol ethers with (1-butene)ZrCp2 complexes. This new methodology is based on a tandem allylic C-H bond activation-elimination sequence and the mechanism has been mapped out by deuterium labeling experiments. The stereochemical outcome of this process was determined by addition of several electrophiles. Moreover, when the organometallic derivative is vinylic as well as allylic such as in 44-47Zr, an unexpected reversal of the stereochemistry has been found during the zirconium to copper transmetalation step.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry