Stereoselective preparation of conjugated (Z)-1,3-enynes by dehydration reactions of allenic bromohydrins and the use of the enynes in base-mediated tandem allylation ene-carbocyclization reactions with β-ketoesters

Mei Huey Lin, Yu Chun Chen, Shih Hao Chiu, Kung Yu Liang, Yi Lin Lee, Tsung Hsun Chuang

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A procedure has been developed for the concise, stereoselective synthesis of (Z)-5-bromo-4-aryl-pent-3-en-1-ynes through Sc(OTf)3 catalyzed dehydration reactions of allenic bromohydrins. (Z)-1,3-Enynes are transformed to methylenecyclopentenes when subjected to a sequential, one-pot process involving base mediated allylation reactions with ethyl acetoacetate followed by ene-carbocyclization reactions. An unprecedented rearrangement reaction involving 1,5-acyl migration takes place when the methylenecyclopentenes are treated with acid to form highly substituted cyclopentadienes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-609
Number of pages5
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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