Synlett 2017; 28(17): 2320-2324
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1588485
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Ferrier Rearrangement of 1,2-Dihydropyrans with Organozinc Species in Toluene/n-Dibutyl Ether

Pauline Rabet, Simon Wagschal*, Sébastien Lemaire*
This work has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) and EFPIA companies’ in kind contribution for the Innovative Medicine Initiative under Grant Agreement No. 115360 (Chemical manufacturing methods for the 21st century pharmaceutical industries, CHEM21).
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Publication History

Received: 27 May 2017

Accepted: 05 June 2017

Publication Date:
18 July 2017 (eFirst)


Herein, we report the catalyst-free addition of organozinc species to glycal derivatives and dihydropyrans in a toluene/n-dibutyl ether solvent mixture via a Ferrier rearrangement at room temperature. This methodology requires only a slight excess of the nucleophile and leads preferentially to the C-glycoside α-anomer. Various 1,2-dihydropyrans were assessed with a range of nucleophiles (aryl, alkynyl, alkyl) yielding the desired C-glycosides in good yield and diastereoselectivity up to 20:1.