Bismuth Triflate Catalyzed Allylation of Acetals: A Simple and Mild Method for Synthesis of Homoallyl Ethers

Ram S. Mohan, Laura C. Wieland, Herbert M. Zerth

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The allylation of acetals using allyltrimethylsilane is efficiently catalyzed by bismuth triflate (1.0 mol%). The reaction proceeds smoothly at room temperature to afford the corresponding homoallyl ether in good yield. The mild reaction conditions, the low toxicity of bismuth salts, and the high catalytic efficiency of the system make this procedure particularly attractive for large-scale synthesis.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 2002


  • Bismuth and compounds
  • allylation
  • homoallyl ethers
  • Lewis acid.


  • Organic Chemistry

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