Metal-catalyzed silylene insertions of allylic ethers: Stereoselective formation of chiral allylic silanes

Laura E. Bourque, Pamela A. Cleary, K. A. Woerpel

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Silylene insertion into allylic ethers occurs suprafacially to provide enantioenriched allylic silanes and disilanes. Silylene insertion to a variety of protected allylic alcohols utilizing silver- and copper-mediated conditions proved to be a general method for allylic silane formation. Allylic disilanes reacted similarly to allylic silanes, undergoing both annulation and allylation reactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12602-12603
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number42
StatePublished - Oct 24 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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