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Gold(III) Porphyrin-Catalyzed Cycloisomerization of Allenones

Cong-Ying Zhou, Philip Wai Hong Chan and Chi-Ming Che*

*Department of Chemistry and Open Laboratory of Chemical Biology of the Institute of Molecular Technology for Drug Discovery and Synthesis, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, Email:

C.-Y. Zhou, P. W. H. Chan, C.-M. Che, Org. Lett., 2006, 8, 325-328.

DOI: 10.1021/ol052696c (free Supporting Information)


Gold(III) porphyrin-catalyzed cycloisomerization of allenones gave the corresponding furans in good to excellent yields (up to 98%) and with quantitative substrate conversions. The Au(III) catalyst is recyclable.

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ID: J54-Y2006-240