A new route to β,gamma;-unsaturated ketones is disclosed. Aryl pentamethylcyclopentadienyl ketones underwent allylation with allyldimethylaluminum to yield the corresponding alcohols. Heating the alcohols in boiling toluene resulted in removal of pentamethylcyclopentadiene to provide β,γ-unsaturated ketones. The removal would proceed via a retro-carbonyl-ene process. Synthesis of an alkyl allyl ketone is also described.
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- Organic Chemistry