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Octanol-Accelerated Baylis-Hillman Reaction

Kwang-Su Park, Jinyoung Kim, Hyunah Choo, Youhoon Chong*

*Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology, Konkuk University, 1 Hwayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 143-701, Korea, Email:

K.-S. Park, J. Kim, H. Choo, Y. Chong, Synlett, 2007, 395-398.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-968032


The use of octanol as an additive greatly accelerated the Baylis-Hillman reaction and allowed the conversion of unactivated aldehydes such as aliphatic aldehydes and aromatic aldehydes with electron-withdrawing substituents into Baylis-Hillman adducts in very good yields.

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Key Words

Baylis-Hillman reaction, octanol, additive, rate acceleration, aliphatic aldehydes

ID: J60-Y2007-0330