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Allylation of Carbonyl Compounds by Allylic Acetates Using a Cobalt Halide as Catalyst

Paulo Gomes, Corinne Gosmini*, Jacques Périchon

*Laboratoire d’Electrochimie, Catalyse et Synthèse Organique, UMR 7582, Université Paris 12 - C.N.R.S 2, Rue Henri Dunant, 94320 Thiais, France, Email:

P. Gomes, C. Gosmini, J. Périchon, Synthesis, 2003, 1909-1915.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2003-40999


In acetonitrile as solvent and in the presence of a simple cobalt halide as catalyst, the reduction by zinc dust of a mixture of aldehydes or ketones and allylic acetates affords the corresponding homoallylic alcohols in good yields.

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Key Words

allylation, homo-allylic alcohols, carbonyl compounds, cobalt halide, catalyst, zinc

ID: J66-Y2003-1940