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Org Biomol Chem. 2019 May 8;17(18):4435-4439. doi: 10.1039/c9ob00151d.

Au-Catalyzed tandem intermolecular hydroalkoxylation/Claisen rearrangement between allylic alcohols and chloroalkynes.

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School of Environment Engineering, Nanjing Institute of Technology, 1 Hongjingdadao, Nanjing, Jiangsu 211167, China.


An efficient protocol for the synthesis of γ,δ-unsaturated α-chloroketones has been developed via Au-catalyzed tandem intermolecular hydroalkoxylation/Claisen rearrangement. In the presence of 1 mol% JohnPhosAuCl and 1 mol% NaBArF, a broad range of allylic alcohols smoothly underwent the tandem intermolecular hydroalkoxylation/Claisen rearrangement with aromatic, vinylic or aliphatic chloroalkynes to give structurally diverse γ,δ-unsaturated α-chloroketones in excellent yields. Importantly, high Z/E selectivity was achieved. Other advantages are widespread availability of the substrates, compatibility with a broad range of functional groups and mild reaction conditions.


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