A novel reaction system for intramolecular addition of benzyl anions to alkynes was developed by utilizing the [1,2]-phospha-Brook rearrangement under Brønsted base catalysis. The present reaction is a rare example of a catalytic addition reaction of an unstabilized benzyl anion under Brønsted base catalysis.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry