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Regio- and Stereoselective Au(I)-Catalyzed Intermolecular Hydroalkoxylation of Aryl Allenes

Dong-Mei Cui*, Ke-Rui Yu, Chen Zhang

*College of Pharmaceutical Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, P. R. of China, Email:

D.-M. Cui, K.-R. Yu, C. Zhang, Synlett, 2009, 1103-1106.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1088158 (free Supporting Information)


The hydroalkoxylation of allenes with alcohols proceeds smoothly in the presence of a catalytic amount of Ph3PAuNO3 and H2SO4 to give allylic ethers in good yields and high regio- and stereoselectivity.

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Key Words

ethers, allenes, catalysis, alcohols, regioselectivity, stereoselectivity, hydroalkoxylation

ID: J60-Y2009-1120