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Methods for the Preparation of Allenes Employing Indium- and Zinc-Mediated Dehalogenation Reactions in Aqueous Solutions

Mei-Huey Lin*, Wen-Shing Tsai, Long-Zhi Lin, Shiang-Fu Hung, Tsung-Hsun Chuang and Yi-Jen Su

*Department of Chemistry, National Changhua University of Education, Changhua, Taiwan 50007, Email:

M.-H. Lin, W.-S. Tsai, L.-Z. Lin, S.-F. Hung, T.-H. Chuang, Y.-J. Su, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 8518-8523.

DOI: 10.1021/jo2015104


Simple and mild indium- and zinc-mediated dehalogenation reactions of vicinal dihalides in an aqueous solvent enable the synthesis of various allenylmethyl aryl ethers and monosubstituted allenes in very good yields.

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Key Words

Allenes, Indium, Zinc

ID: J42-Y2011-3100