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Lanthanum Tricyanide-Catalyzed Acyl Silane-Ketone Benzoin Additions

James C. Tarr and Jeffrey S. Johnson*

*Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3290, Email: jsjunc.edu

J. C. Tarr, J. S. Johnson, Org. Lett., 2009, 11, 3870-3873.

DOI: 10.1021/ol901314w (free Supporting Information)


Abstract

Lanthanum tricyanide efficiently catalyzes a benzoin-type coupling between acyl silanes and ketones. Good yields are obtained over a broad substrate scope encompassing aryl, alkyl, and sterically hindered ketones.

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Key Words

Benzoins, Benzoin Condensation, Brook Rearrangement


ID: J54-Y2009-2620