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Cleavage of a Carbon-Carbon Triple Bond via Gold-Catalyzed Cascade Cyclization/Oxidative Cleavage Reactions of (Z)-Enynols with Molecular Oxygen

Yuanhong Liu,* Feijie Song and Shenghai Guo

*State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 354 Fenglin Lu, Shanghai 200032, People's Republic of China, Email:

Y. Liu, F. Song, S. Guo, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 11332-11333.

DOI: 10.1021/ja062610q

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A highly efficient carbon-carbon triple bond cleavage reaction of (Z)-enynols offered a new route to highly substituted butenolides through a gold(I)-catalyzed tandem cyclization/oxidative cleavage.

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Key Words

Butenolides, Oxygen, Enones

ID: J48-Y2006-2750