Rhenium-catalyzed regio- and stereoselective addition of two carbon units to terminal alkynes via carbon-carbon bond cleavage of β-keto sulfones

Yoichiro Kuninobu, Hironori Matsuzaki, Mitsumi Nishi, Kazuhiko Takai

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Treatment of β-keto sulfones with terminal alkynes gave unsaturated δ-keto sulfones in good to excellent yields under rhenium catalysis. In this reaction, the insertion of the alkynes into the nonstrained carbon-carbon single bond between the α- and β-positions of the β-keto sulfones proceeded smoothly, and (Z)-isomers were produced with high regio- and stereoselectivities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2959-2961
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jun 3 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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