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Microwave-Assisted Allylation of Acetals with Allyltrimethylsilane in the Presence of CuBr

Michael E. Jung* and Andreas Maderna

*Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095-1569, Email:

M. E. Jung, A. Maderna, J. Org. Chem., 2004, 69, 7755-7757.

DOI: 10.1021/jo049015w


The first synthesis of homoallyl ethers from acetals and allyltrimethylsilane using CuBr as a promoter and microwave heating is described. Aromatic acetals are converted into homoallyl ethers in good to quantitative yields.

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Key Words

Acetals, Allylation, Microwave Synthesis, Hosomi-Sakurai Reaction

ID: J42-Y2004-1120