alpha-Aroyloxyaldehydes: scope and limitations as alternatives to alpha-haloaldehydes for NHC-catalysed redox transformations

Kenneth B. Ling, Andrew D. Smith

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Abstract

alpha-Aroyloxyaldehydes are readily prepared bench stable synthetic intermediates. Their ability to act as alpha-haloaldehyde surrogates for NHC-promoted redox esterifications and in [4+2] cycloadditions is described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-375
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • N-HETEROCYCLIC CARBENES
  • DIELS-ALDER REACTIONS
  • RING EXPANSION
  • ALPHA,BETA-UNSATURATED ALDEHYDES
  • STEREOSELECTIVE-SYNTHESIS
  • ACTIVATED CARBOXYLATES
  • NUCLEOPHILIC CARBENES
  • ESTERS
  • OXIDATION
  • GENERATION

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