Nickel-Catalyzed Isomerization of 2-Methyl-3-butenenitrile†

  • 10.1021/om049206p
  • Organometallics
  • p 13-15, Volume 24, Issue 1,
  • journal-article
The isomerization of the branched 2M3BN to the linear 3PN by a DPEphosNi species has been investigated by means of variable-temperature NMR spectroscopy, and activation parameters have been determined. An intermediate in this reaction, which is formed via C−C bond activation, could be trapped by addition of ZnCl 2 , and the molecular structure of the corresponding Ni(II) complex has been determined by X-ray crystallography.


Modifications to catalytic isomerization of 2M3BN to 3PN

This article reports the catalytic isomerization of the branched isomer 2-methyl-3-butenenitrile (2M3BN) to the linear isomer 3-pentenenitrile (3PN) by DPEphos nickel species.

The species involved in the isomerization reaction were investigated by variable-temperature NMR...