Treatment of silyl enol ethers and alk-1-ynes with SnCl4-Bu 3N reagent followed by DBU, leads to cyclopent-2-enones, through [3 + 2] cycloaddition reactions; the initial carbon-carbon bond formation is carbometallation of alkynes, and the second step is a base-promoted intramolecular alkylation which reductively eliminates tin species (DBU = 1,8-diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undec-7-ene).
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
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- Molecular Medicine