[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.
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- Acetylenic ketones
- Acyl cyanides
- α-keto esters