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B(C6F5)3-Catalyzed Allylation of Secondary Benzyl Acetates with Allylsilanes

Michael Rubin and Vladimir Gevorgyan*

*Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, 845 West Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607-7061, Email:

M. Rubin, V. Gevorgyan, Org. Lett., 2001, 3, 2705-2707.

DOI: 10.1021/ol016300i

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B(C6F5)3 catalyzes a highly effective allylation of secondary benzylic alcohol derivatives with allylsilanes. The reaction tolerates a broad range of additional functionalities, such as bromo, acetoxy, and primary benzyloxy groups.

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Key Words

allylation, benzylation

ID: J54-Y2001