Microwave-Assisted Allylation of Acetals with Allyltrimethylsilane in the Presence of CuBr

2004-10-29T00:00:00Z (GMT) by Michael E. Jung Andreas Maderna
We describe the first synthesis of homoallyl ethers from acetals and allyltrimethylsilane using microwave heating and CuBr as a promoter. This method works best for aromatic acetals, giving the corresponding homoallyl ethers in good to quantitative yield.