Vinylalumination of activated carbonyl compounds

P. Veeraraghavan Ramachandran, M. Venkat Ram Reddy, Michael T. Rudd

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[α-(Ethoxycarbonyl)vinyl]diisobutylaluminum and its β-methyl and - phenyl analogs react with activated ketones, such as α-keto esters, α-acyl cyanides, and α-acetylenic ketones to provide the corresponding α- hydroxyalkenylated products in high yields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)627-630
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 22 1999

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Funding Information:
The financial assistance from the Purdue Borane Research Fund is gratefully


  • Acetylenic ketones
  • Acyl cyanides
  • Vinylalumination
  • α-keto esters


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