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Selective Addition of Organolithium Reagents to BF2-Chelates of β-Ketoesters

Bogdan Štefane*

*Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, Akereva 5, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, Email:

B. Štefane, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 2900-2903.

DOI: 10.1021/ol100620j (free Supporting Information)


A short, mild, and highly chemoselective addition of organolithium reagents to BF2 complexes of 3-oxopropanoates allows a straightforward preparation 1,3-diketones.

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Key Words

Acylation, 1,3-Diketones

ID: J54-Y2010-1820