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Steric acceleration of an uncatalysed ene reaction at room temperature

Nandeo Choony, Peter G. Sammes*, Graham Smith and Robert Ward

*Department of Chemistry, School of Physics and Chemistry, UniS, Guilford, Surrey, UK GU2 7XH, Email:

N. Choony, P. G. Sammes, G. Smith, R. Ward, Chem. Commun., 2001, 2062-2063.

DOI: 10.1039/b106669m


The bulky trityl steric buttress is used to effect an intramolecular, uncatalysed ene reaction that operates at significantly lower temperatures than normal ene reactions and therefore leads to better stereo control.


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Key Words

Alder-Ene Reaction

ID: JXX-Y2001-280