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Gold(I)-Catalyzed Propargyl Claisen Rearrangement

Benjamin D. Sherry and F. Dean Toste*

*Center for New Directions in Organic Synthesis, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, Email:

B. D. Sherry, F. D. Toste, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 15978-15979.

DOI: 10.1021/ja044602k (free Supporting Information)


Homoallenic alcohols are prepared from various propargyl vinyl ethers using a trinuclear gold(I)-oxo complex, [(Ph3PAu)3O]BF4, as a catalyst for propargyl Claisen rearrangement at room temperature.

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Key Words

Rearrangements, Claisen Rearrangement

ID: J48-Y2004-1910