Nickel- and Zinc-Promoted [2 + 2 + 2] Cycloaddition of Diynes and α,β-Enones
1998-09-09T00:00:00Z (GMT) by
The [2 + 2 + 2] cycloaddition of diynes and enones occurred in the presence of both nickel and zinc together. This binary metal-mediated reaction had two interesting features: (1) a terminally unsubstituted diyne reacted with an enone to give an aromatic compound with the concomitant incorporation of two hydrogen atoms abstracted from an expected 1,3-diene product into another molecule of the starting enone and (2) a trimethylsilyl-substituted diyne reacted with an equimolar amount of enone to regioselectively afford a 1,3-diene, in which the trimethylsilyl group is adjacent to the carbonyl group.
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