Zirconocene-Catalyzed Reactions of Alkenyl-Substituted Enol Ethers

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  • José Barluenga Prof. Dr.,

    1. Instituto Universitario de Química Organometálica “Enrique Moles”, Unidad Asociada al C.S.I.C. Universidad de Oviedo, Julián Clavería 8, 33006 Oviedo, Spain, Fax: (+34) 98-510-3450
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  • Lucía Álvarez-Rodrigo,

    1. Instituto Universitario de Química Organometálica “Enrique Moles”, Unidad Asociada al C.S.I.C. Universidad de Oviedo, Julián Clavería 8, 33006 Oviedo, Spain, Fax: (+34) 98-510-3450
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  • Félix Rodríguez Dr.,

    1. Instituto Universitario de Química Organometálica “Enrique Moles”, Unidad Asociada al C.S.I.C. Universidad de Oviedo, Julián Clavería 8, 33006 Oviedo, Spain, Fax: (+34) 98-510-3450
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  • Francisco J. Fañanás Dr.

    1. Instituto Universitario de Química Organometálica “Enrique Moles”, Unidad Asociada al C.S.I.C. Universidad de Oviedo, Julián Clavería 8, 33006 Oviedo, Spain, Fax: (+34) 98-510-3450
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  • This research was supported by the DGICYT (BQU-2001-3853). The authors thank the MEC (FPU predoctoral grant for L.A.-R.) and the MEC and Fondo Social Europeo (contract under the “Ramón y Cajal” program for F.R.). Helpful comments from a referee are deeply acknowledged.

Abstract

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A straightforward approach: An unprecedented zirconocene-catalyzed isomerization–magnesation reaction of readily available alkene-substituted enol ethers allows the direct synthesis of functionalized Grignard reagents. Cp=cyclopentadienyl.

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