Dehydrative Thiolation of Allenols: Indium vs Gold Catalysis

S Webster, P C Young, Graeme Barker, G M Rosair, A-L Lee

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Abstract

Intermolecular additions of thiols to allenols via formal SN2' selectivity to produce functionalized dienes are described. Although this dehydrative reaction was initially developed using gold(I) catalysis, indium(III) proves to be a far superior catalyst in terms of selectivity and substrate scope.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1703-1708
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Volume80
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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