An Effective Synthesis of α-Cyanoenamines by Peterson Olefination
Waldemar Adam, Claudio M. Ortega-Schulte*
*Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Würzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany, Email: adamchemie.uni-wuerzburg.de
W. Adam, C. M. Ortega-Schulte, Synlett, 2003, 414-416.
A convenient and gentle method for the synthesis of α-cyanoenamines based on the Peterson olefination has been developed. For these sensitive, highly functionalized olefins, the present method is superior to the Horner-Emmons condensation, as manifested by the higher yields and broader scope.
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α-Cyanoenamines, Peterson Olefination, Horner-Emmons condensation