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Rh(III)-Catalyzed Reaction of α-Carbonyl Sulfoxonium Ylides and Alkenes: Synthesis of Indanones via [4 + 1] Cycloaddition

Yadagiri Kommagalla, Shunsuke Ando and Naoto Chatani*

*Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan, Email:

T. Nanda, P. C. Ravikumar, N. Chatani, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 1375-1379.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.9b04664 (free Supporting Information)

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A Rh(III)-catalyzed reaction of α-carbonyl sulfoxonium ylides with activated alkenes furnishes a variety of substituted indanone derivatives via a formal [4 + 1] cycloaddition. The reaction tolerates a broad range of functional groups.

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ID: J54-Y2020