(Matrix Presented) A highly efficient method for the cyclopentene annulation onto α,β-unsaturated ketones is described. Indium-mediated 1,4-propargylation onto α,β-unsaturated ketones in the presence of tert-butyldimethylsilyl triflate and dimethyl sulfide gives the 6-siloxy-5-en-1-yne derivatives, which undergo W(CO)5(L)-catalyzed 5-endo-dig cyclization to give the corresponding cyclopentene derivatives in good yield.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry