Rhenium-catalyzed addition of -enamino esters to allenes

Yoichiro Kuninobu, Atsuhiro Yamashita, Shun Ichi Yamamoto, Salprima Yudha S., Kazuhiko Takai

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Treatment of β-enamino esters with terminal allenes in the presence of a catalytic amount of a rhenium complex, [ReBr(CO)3(thf)] 2, gave α-alkenylated β-imino or β-enamino esters. In this reaction, a new carbon-carbon bond is formed between the active methylene moiety of the β-enamino esters and the -carbon of the terminal allenes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3027-3031
Number of pages5
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Dec 21 2009



  • Allene
  • Nucleophilic addition
  • Rhenium
  • β-enamino ester

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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Kuninobu, Y., Yamashita, A., Yamamoto, S. I., Yudha S., S., & Takai, K. (2009). Rhenium-catalyzed addition of -enamino esters to allenes. Synlett, (18), 3027-3031. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0029-1218281