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Gold(I)-Catalyzed Reaction of 1-(1-Alkynyl)-cyclopropyl Ketones with Nucleophiles: A Modular Entry to Highly Substituted Furans

Junliang Zhang, Hans-Günther Schmalz*

*Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität zu Köln, Greinstrasse 4, 50939 Köln, Germany, Email: schmalzuni-koeln.de

J. Zhang, H.-G. Schmalz, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2006, 45, 6704-6707.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.200601252 (free Supporting Information)


Abstract

A mild, gold-catalyzed cascade reaction provides efficient access to highly substituted furans. The substrates can be readily prepared from the corresponding enones through cyclopropanation.

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Key Words

cyclopropanes, furans, gold, ring expansion, transition metals


ID: J06-Y2006-3270