Bidentate phosphine-assisted methylenation of acyl fluorides and acyl chlorides with substituted with aryl, alkenyl, and alkyl groups trimethylaluminum afforded an array of 2-substituted propene derivatives. The addition of a catalytic amount of DPPM increased an efficiency of the reactions. Trimethylaluminum as the methylenation reagent not only eliminates the presynthesis of methylene transfer reagent, but provides an efficient method for the synthesis of a series of 2-substituted propenes.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry