Synthesis
DOI: 10.1055/a-1464-2524
short review

Cobalt-Catalyzed Isomerization of Alkenes

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National Science Foundation Division of Chemistry (CHE-1554906).


In memory of Professor Alan H. Cowley (1934–2020).

Abstract

Catalytic isomerization of alkenes is a highly atom-economical approach to upgrade from lower- to higher-value alkenes. Consequently, tremendous attention has been devoted to the development of this transformation, approaches which exploit cobalt catalysis are particularly attractive. This short review focuses on the cobalt-catalyzed alkene isomerization, including positional isomerization, geometric isomerization, and cycloisomerization. Three main types of reaction mechanism have been discussed to help the reader to better understand and make meaningful comparison between the different transformations.

1 Introduction

2 Positional Isomerization

3 Geometric Isomerization

4 Cycloisomerization

5 Conclusion and Outlook



Publication History

Received: 07 February 2021

Accepted after revision: 25 March 2021

Publication Date:
25 March 2021 (online)

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