Synlett 2001; 2001(10): 1659-1661
DOI: 10.1055/s-2001-17482
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Indium(III) Chloride-Catalyzed Coupling Reaction of Acid Chlorides and Allylic Tins

Katsuyuki Inoue* , Yasuhisa Shimizu, Ikuya Shibata, Akio Baba
  • *Department of Molecular Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Yamada-Oka 2-1, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan; Fax + 81(6)67 89 73 87; E-mail:
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27 September 2001 (online)

Allylic tributyltins and acid chlorides are effectively coupled to yield allylic ketones in indium(III) chloride-catalyzed reactions. In the case of γ-unsubstituted allylic tins, the assistance of a phosphine is essential to prevent further allylation of the produced ketones.