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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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
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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