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Aluminum Bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)amides: New Highly Efficient and Remarkably Versatile Catalysts for C - C Bond Formation Reactions

Andreas Marx, Hisashi Yamamoto*

*Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa, Nagoya 464-8603, Japan, Email:

A. Marx, H. Yamamoto, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2000, 39, 178-181.

DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1521-3773(20000103)39:1<178::AID-ANIE178>3.0.CO;2-W

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Aluminum bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)amides are highly efficient and versatile promoters for the allylation and pentadienylation of aldehydes, aldol reactions, and aldol cross-coupling of ketones.

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Key Words

Mukaiyama Aldol Reaction, Sakurai Reaction, aluminum, C-C coupling, Lewis acids, superacidic systems

ID: J06-Y2000-560