Lewis acid-promoted Baylis-Hillman-type reaction of α,β-unsaturated ethyl thioester with aldehydes without the use of a Lewis base

Wei Pei, Han Xun Wei, Guigen Li

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Abstract

The Baylis-Hillman-type reaction of α,β-ethyl thioacrylate with aldehydes has been achieved using diethylaluminium iodide as the promoter without the direct use of any Lewis bases. The reaction provides an effective access to various α-methylene-β-hydroxy thioesters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1856-1857
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

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