Wacka wacka: The title reaction makes use of a wide range of directing groups (DG) to enable the highly regioselective oxidation of alkenes, and occurs predictably at the distal position. Both E and Z alkenes afford valuable functionalized ketones and cross-metathesis was shown to facilitate the preparation of the starting materials. BQ=benzoquinone.
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Acknowledgements: We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Centre in Development, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, the NSF, and the Swiss National Science Foundation for a fellowship to B.M.
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