AuCl-Catalyzed Synthesis of Benzyl-Protected Substituted Phenols: A Formal [3+3] Approach
Xiaogen Huang and Liming Zhang*
*Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89557, Email: lzhangchem.unr.edu
X. Huang, L. Zhang, Org. Lett., 2007, 9, 4627-4630.
DOI: 10.1021/ol7021356 (free Supporting Information)
A AuCl-catalyzed, flexible synthesis of highly substituted, benzyl-protected phenols unites enal/enones and benzyl allenyl ethers in a [3+3] fashion in two steps, allowing excellent control of substitution at the benzene ring.
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