Rhenium-catalyzed insertion of terminal acetylenes into a C-H bond of active methylene compounds

Yoichiro Kuninobu, Atsushi Kawata, Kazuhiko Takai

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(Chemical Equation Presented) A rhenium complex, [ReBr(CO) 3(thf)]2, catalyzed the intermolecular reactions of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds with terminal acetylenes and gave the corresponding alkenyl derivatives in excellent yields. These reactions could apply to an intramolecular version and gave the corresponding cyclic compounds quantitatively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4823-4825
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Oct 27 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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