Indium Versus Gold Catalysis in Dehydrative Reactions with Allylic Alcohols

Stacey Webster, Louise Schaefer, Graeme Barker, Ai-Lan Lee

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Indium(III) chloride can be used as a cheaper alternative to gold(I) complexes as a catalyst in dehydrative reactions with allylic alcohols. There is often an improvement in yield and, in particular, indium(III) chloride outperforms gold(I) as a catalyst in chemoselective reactions. For example, substrates with pendent alkyne or alkene groups react poorly under gold(I) catalysis, but are better tolerated under indium(III) chloride catalysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2673-2678
Number of pages6
Issue number19
Early online date2 Oct 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • allylation
  • allylic alcohols
  • catalysis
  • gold
  • indium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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