Triethylgallium as a nonnucleophilic base to generate enolates from ketones

Yoshio Nishimura, Yutaka Miyake, Ryo Amemiya, Masahiko Yamaguchi

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Triethylgallium deprotonated cyclic and acyclic ketones at 125-175°C without forming carbonyl addition products, and the resulting gallium enolates underwent facile C-benzoylation and an aldol reaction. Unsymmetrical ketones were preferentially enolized at the methylene moiety, which was under kinetic control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5077-5080
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic letters
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 26
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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