Synthesis 2005(13): 2253-2263  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-872076
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Towards the Syntheses of α-Trifluoromethylated Oxygenated Heterocycles and Their Precursors

Steven Harthong, Thierry Billard*, Bernard R. Langlois
Laboratoire SERCOF (UMR CNRS 5181), Université Claude Bernard-Lyon 1, Bât. Chevreul, 43 Bd du 11 novembre 1918, 69622 Villeurbanne, France
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Received 21 June 2005
Publication Date:
20 July 2005 (online)


The possibilities of synthesizing various α-trifluoro­methylated oxygenated heterocycles, starting from trifluoroacetaldehyde methyl hemiacetal, through classic cyclization reactions, have been demonstrated. In this way, six-membered cyclic compounds, δ-lactones and also macrolactones, bearing a CF3 group in a position α to the oxygen could be easily obtained through a RCM reaction. Bicyclic compounds could be also synthesized by an intramolecular Pauson-Khand reaction.