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Highly Active Au(I) Catalyst for the Intramolecular exo-Hydrofunctionalization of Allenes with Carbon, Nitrogen, and Oxygen Nucleophiles

Zhibin Zhang, Cong Liu, Robert E. Kinder, Xiaoqing Han, Hua Qian and Ross A. Widenhoefer*

*P. M. Gross Chemical Laboratory, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708-0346, Email:

Z. Zhang, C. Liu, R. E. Kinder, X. Han, H. Qian, R. A. Widenhoefer, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 9066-9073.

DOI: 10.1021/ja062045r


The Au(I)-catalyzed intramolecular hydroamination of N-allenyl carbamates was effective for the formation of various cyclic amines. γ-Hydroxy and δ-hydroxy allenes underwent Au-catalyzed intramolecular hydroalkoxylation to form the corresponding oxygen heterocycles in good yield. 2-Allenyl indoles underwent Au-catalyzed intramolecular hydroarylation to form 4-vinyl tetrahydrocarbazoles in good yield.

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Key Words

Pyrrolidines, Piperidines, Cyclic Ethers

ID: J48-Y2006-2220