New C=C bond formation via nonstoichiometric titanium(IV) halide mediated vicinal difunctionalization of α,β-unsaturated acyclic ketones

Guigen Li, Joe Gao, Han Xun Wei, Mason Enright

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Abstract

(equation presented) X = Cl: 92%, ZIE > 99/1 X = Br: 85%, ZIE = 9/1 Highly stereoselective vicinal difuctionalization of α/β-unsaturated ketones for the synthesis of multifunctionalized trisubstituted alkenes is described. The new reaction employs titanium(IV) halides (0.5 equiv) as promoters and inexpensive commercial chemicals as starting materials. The reaction can be performed at room temperature in a convenient vial without the protection of inert gases. Good to excellent yields and high Z/E stereoselectivity have been realized in most cases presented (16 examples).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-620
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Volume2
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 9 2000

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