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Decorated Cyclopentadienes from Acetylene and Ketones in Just Two Steps

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posted on 2017-05-26, 18:51 authored by Elena Yu. Schmidt, Ivan A. Bidusenko, Igor’ A. Ushakov, Alexander V. Vashchenko, Boris A. Trofimov
The products of the one-pot assembly of acetylene and ketones in the KOH/DMSO system, 7-methylene-6,8-dioxa­bicyclo­[3.2.1]­octanes, undergo an acid-catalyzed (CF3COOH, room temperature) rearrangement to rarely substituted cyclopenta­dienes in good-to-excellent yields. The mechanism of the rearrangement has been supported by the isolation and corresponding transformations of two intermediates.