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The First Sequential Reaction Promoted by Manganese: Complete Stereoselective Synthesis of (E)-α,β-Unsaturated Esters from 2,2-Dichloroesters and Aldehydes

José M. Concellón,* Humberto Rodríguez-Solla, Pamela Díaz and Ricardo Llavona

*Departamento de Química Orgánica e Inorgánica, Facultad de Química, Universidad de Oviedo, Julián Clavería, 8, 33071 Oviedo, Spain, Email:

J. M. Concellón, H. Rodríquez-Solla, P. Díaz, R. Llaona, J. Org. Chem., 2007, 72, 4396-4400.

DOI: 10.1021/jo070209w (free Supporting Information)


A generally applicable, sequential reaction of dichloroesters with various aldehydes is promoted by active manganese to give α,β-unsaturated esters with complete control of stereoselectivity. The C-C double bond can be di- or trisubstituted. A mechanism based on a successive aldol-type reaction/-elimination is proposed.

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Key Words

Manganese, α,β-Unsaturated Esters

ID: J42-Y2007-1830