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Gold-Catalyzed Sigmatropic Rearrangement Reactions via Carbene Transfer Reactions

Feifei He, Sripati Jana and Rene M. Koenigs*

*Institute of Organic Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Landoltweg 1, D-52074 Aachen, Germany, Email:

F. He, S. Jana, R. M. Koenigs, J. Org. Chem., 2020, 85, 11882-11891.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.0c01678

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A gold-catalyzed reaction of sulfonium and selenium ylides with aryldiazoacetates provides products of a [2,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement in high yields. A reaction of aryl allyl anilines delivers exclusively C-H functionalized products.

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Key Words

sulfides, α-allylation of esters

ID: J42-Y2020