Synlett 2012(1): 70-73  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1289866
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A Reactivity Switch in the Gold-Catalysed Coupling of Allyl Sulfides with Propargylic Carboxylates

Paul W. Davies*, Sebastien J.-C. AlbrechtSchool of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT, Birmingham, UK
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Publication History

Received 7 September 2011
Publication Date:
11 November 2011 (eFirst)

Abstract

The gold-catalysed coupling of allyl sulfides with propargylic carboxylates follows different pathways depending upon the choice of nonmigrating group on the sulfur and the aromatic group at the propargylic position of the alkyne substrate.