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Soluble Lanthanide Salts (LnCl3•2 LiCl) for the Improved Addition of Organomagnesium Reagents to Carbonyl Compounds

Arkady Krasovskiy, Felix Kopp, Paul Knochel*

*Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Department Chemie, Butenandtstrasse 5-13, Haus F, 81377 München, Germany, Email: paul.knochelcup.uni-muenchen.de

A. Krasovskiy, F. Kopp, P. Knochel, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2006, 45, 497-500.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.200502485 (free Supporting Information)


Abstract

LnCl3•2 LiCl (Ln = La, Ce, Nd) are superior promoter for the addition of various organometallic reagents to ketones. They also catalyze efficiently the addition of organomagnesium compounds to imines.

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Key Words

1,2-additions (to ketones, imines), enols, Grignard reaction, imines, lanthanides


ID: J06-Y2006-070