Barbier-type allylation of carbonyl derivatives by use of aluminum as an electron pool. Double allylation of carboxylic esters

Hideo Tanaka, Sigeru Nakahata, Hiroshi Watanabe, Jinfeng Zhao, Manabu Kuroboshi, Sigeru Torii

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Abstract

Double allylation of carboxylic esters with allyl bromide was performed successfully by the action of aluminum metal and a catalytic amount of lead(II) bromide in tetrahydrofuran (THF). The proper choice of solvent is essential for the reaction; thus, among the examined solvents, ethers, e.g. THF, 1,2-dimethoxyethane (DME), and diethyl ether, could be successfully used for the double allylation but with N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF), aqueous MeOH, and aqueous THF, no appreciable reaction occurred. Allylation of benzaldehyde dimethyl acetal and N-benzylimine in THF under the same conditions took place smoothly to afford the corresponding allylation products. In a similar manner, allylation of benzonitrile was also performed to afford the doubly allylated benzylamine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-207
Number of pages4
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Volume296
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 15 1999

Keywords

  • Allylation
  • Aluminum metal
  • Barbier-type allylation
  • Double allylation of carboxylic ester
  • Lead(II) salts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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