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Lewis Acid-Promoted Addition of 1,3-Bis(silyl)propenes to Aldehydes: A Route to 1,3-Dienes

Tessie Borg, Pavel Tuzina and Peter Somfai*

*KTH Chemical Science and Engineering, Organic Chemistry Royal Institute of Technology, S-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden, Email:

T. Borg, P. Tuzina, P. Somfai, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 8070-8075.

DOI: 10.1021/jo2013466 (free Supporting Information)


A mild, base-free, and operationally straightforward Lewis acid-promoted addition of 1,3-bis(silyl)propenes to aldehydes provides the corresponding (E)-1,3-dienes in excellent stereoselectivity and good to excellent yields.

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