Cross-coupling of alkenyl/aryl carboxylates with Grignard reagent via Fe-catalyzed C-O bond activation.J Am Chem Soc. 2009 Oct 21; 131(41):14656-7.JA
Iron-catalyzed cross-coupling of alkenyl/aryl carboxylates with primary alkyl Grignard reagent was described. This reaction brought a new family of electrophiles to iron catalysis. The combination of an inexpensive carboxylate electrophile and an iron catalyst would generate ample advantages.