Indium-catalyzed reduction of allyl bromide with gallium or aluminum. Formation of allylgallium and allylaluminum sesquibromides

Kazuhiko Takai, Yoshito Ikawa

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Matrix presented Fast transmetalation of an allyl group from indium to gallium enables the assembly of a catalytic cycle of indium, which accelerates the formation of allylgallium sesquibromide. A solution of allylaluminum sesquibromide in THF is also prepared from allyl bromide and aluminum metal under indium catalysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1727-1729
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - May 16 2002


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