Bismuth(III) bromide in organic synthesis. A catalytic method for the allylation of tetrahydrofuranyl and tetrahydropyranyl ethers

Ram S. Mohan, Scott W. Krabbe, Veronica V. Angeles

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A bismuth bromide-catalyzed (10.0 mol %) multicomponent reaction involving the allylation of THF- and THP-ethers, followed by in situ derivatization with acetic anhydride to generate highly functionalized esters has been developed under solvent-free conditions. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of a catalytic procedure for the allylation of THF- and THP-ethers to yield ring-opened products.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalTetrahedron Letters
StatePublished - 2010


  • Organic Chemistry

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