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Expanding the Scope of the Gold(I)-Catalyzed Rautenstrauch Rearrangement: Protic Additives

Cédric Bürki, Andrew Whyte, Sebastian Arndt, A. Stephen K. Hashmi and Mark Lautens*

*Davenport Research Laboratories, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto M5S 3H6, Canada, Email:

C. Bürki, A. Whyte, S. Arndt, A. S. K. Hashmi, M. Lautens, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 5058-5061.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b02505

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In a synthesis of substituted 2-cyclopentenones using a commercially available gold(I) catalyst, a proton source as an additive is required to obtain the desired substituted cyclopentenones in good yields.

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ID: J54-Y2016