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Rh(I)-Catalyzed [5 + 1] Cycloaddition of Vinylcyclopropanes and CO for the Synthesis of α,β- and β,γ-Cyclohexenones

Guo-Jie Jiang, Xu-Fei Fu, Qian Li and Zhi-Xiang Yu*

*Beijing National Laboratory of Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, College of Chemistry, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China, Email:

G.-J. Jiang, X.-F. Fu, Q. Li, Z.-X. Yu, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 692-695.

DOI: 10.1021/ol2031526 (free Supporting Information)

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A cationic Rh(I)-catalyzed [5 + 1] cycloaddition of vinylcyclopropanes and CO affords either β,γ-cyclohexenones as major products or α,β-cyclohexenones exclusively, under different reaction conditions.

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ID: J54-Y2012-0190