Intermolecular silacarbonyl ylide cycloadditions: A direct pathway to oxasilacyclopentenes

Laura E. Bourque, K. A. Woerpel

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Silacarbonyl ylides, generated by metal-catalyzed silylene transfer to carbonyls, participate in formal intermolecular 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions with carbonyl compounds and alkynes to form dioxasilacyclopentane acetals and oxasilacyclopentenes in an efficient, one-step process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5257-5260
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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