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Gold(I)-Catalyzed Rearrangement of Propargyl Benzyl Ethers: A Practical Method for the Generation and in Situ Transformation of Substituted Allenes

Bolte, Benoit; Odabachian, Yann; Gagosz, Fabien


A series of benzyl propargyl ethers react with a gold(I) catalyst to furnish variously substituted allenes via a 1,5-hydride shift/fragmentation sequence. This transformation is rapid and practical. It can be performed under very mild conditions (room temperature or 60 °C) using terminal as well as substituted alkyne substrates bearing a primary, secondary, or tertiary benzyl ether group. The allenes thus formed can be reacted in situ with an internal or external nucleophile, corresponding to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/ja1020469


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