Synfacts 2009(4): 0437-0437  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1087830
Metal-Mediated Synthesis
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RuCl3-Catalyzed Allylation of Aldehydes with Allyl Acetate

Contributor(s): Paul Knochel, Tobias Thaler
S. E. Denmark*, S. T. Nguyen
University of Illinois, Urbana, USA
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23. März 2009 (online)


An expedient method for the allylation of aldehydes using inexpensive, non-corrosive and stable allyl acetate as nucleophile has been developed. The presence of chloride anions was shown to be essential for achieving high conversions.