Zinc-copper(I) chloride or -silver acetate promoted coupling reaction of 2-[(Trimethylsilyl)methyl]-3-chloro-3,3-difluoropropene with carbonyl compounds. Highly efficient access to 2,2-difluoro homoallyl alcohols

Takashi Ishihara, Seiji Miwatashi, Manabu Kuroboshi, Kiitiro Utimoto

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2-[(Trimethylsilyl)methyl]-3-chloro-3,3-difluoropropene, readily prepared in two steps from methyl chlorodifluoroacetate and (trimethylsilyl)methylmagnesium chloride, is reduced to couple regioselectivity with a variety of carbonyl compounds in the presence of zinc-copper(I) chloride or -silver acetate to give 2,2-difluoro-3-[(trimethylsilyl)methyl]-3-buten-1-ol derivatives in good to excellent yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1069-1072
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Feb 18 1991
Externally publishedYes


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  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery

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