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[AlCl3 + 2THF]: A New and Efficient Catalytic System for Diels-Alder Cycloaddition of α,β-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds under Solvent-Free Conditions

Francesco Fringuelli,* Rugiada Girotti, Ferdinando Pizzo* and Luigi Vaccaro

*CEMIN, Centro di Eccellenza Materiali Innovativi Nanostrutturati, Dipartimento di Chimica, UniversitÓ di Perugia, Via Elce di Sotto 8, I-06123 Perugia, Italy, Email:,

F. Fringuelli, R. Girotti, F. Pizzo, L. Vaccaro, Org. Lett., 2006, 8, 2487-2489.

DOI: 10.1021/ol060569q


[AlCl3 + 2THF] is a new catalytic system for the Diels-Alder cycloaddition under solvent free conditions (SFC) and air. The catalyst prevents the polymerization of the diene and generates the corresponding adducts with high regio- and stereocontrol and in excellent yields.

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Key Words

Diels-Alder Reaction

ID: J54-Y2006-1600