Rh(I)-Catalyzed Insertion of Allenes into C–C Bonds of Benzocyclobutenols

Herein we report a Rh­(I)-catalyzed two carbon insertion into C–C bonds of benzocyclobutenols by employing symmetrical and unsymmetrical allenes. This reaction provides rapid access to alkylidene tetralins bearing two adjacent stereogenic centers in good yields and diasteroselectivities.