(Chemical Equation Presented) An efficient and general Au(III)-catalyzed tandem reaction, heteroenyne metathesis and Nazarov cyclization, of 1,3-enynyl ketones to produce fused tri- and tetracyclic enones has been developed. The products were formed with excellent regioselectivity of the double bond position and with very high diastereoselectivities. In this reaction, the Au(III) catalyst exhibits dual roles for activating both alkynes and carbonyls.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry