Cycloisomerization of Aromatic Homo- and Bis-homopropargylic Alcohols via Catalytic Ru Vinylidenes: Formation of Benzofurans and Isochromenes
2009-11-19T00:00:00Z (GMT) by
Ru-catalyzed cycloisomerizations of aromatic homo- and bis-homopropargylic alcohols effectively afford benzofurans and isochromenes. These processes proved to be chemo- and regioselective (5-, and 6-endo cyclizations) derived from key Ru vinylidene intermediates. The presence of an amine/ammonium base−acid pair is crucial for the catalytic cycle.
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