Rhodium(II)-catalyzed stereoselective synthesis of allylsilanes

David M. Guptill, Carolyn M. Cohen, Huw M.L. Davies

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The rhodium-catalyzed decomposition of 2-(triisopropylsilyl)ethyl aryl- and vinyldiazoacetates results in the stereoselective formation of Z-allylsilanes. The transformation is considered to proceed by silyl-directed intramolecular C-H functionalization to form a β-lactone intermediate followed by a silyl-activated extrusion of carbon dioxide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6120-6123
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 20 2013


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