Equatorial preference in the GaCl3-promoted ethenylation of cyclic ketones

M. Arisawa, C. Miyagawa, M. Yamaguchi

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Silyl enol ethers derived from substituted cyclohexanones are ethenylated with trimethylsilylethyne in the presence of GaCl3. Carbon-carbon bond formation was completed in less than 5 min at room temperature and protodegallation of the organogallium intermediate formed with 6 M sulfuric acid gave β-enones. The reactions exhibit a bias for the equatorial C-C bond formation, which contrasts the axial stereochemistry of enolate alkylation. The origin of this stereoselectivity is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-145
Number of pages8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


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