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Keywords:

  • cycloaddition;
  • medium-sized rings;
  • nickel;
  • synthetic methods;
  • reaction mechanisms

Abstract

A detailed study of the Ni-catalyzed [4+3+2] cycloaddition reaction between ethyl cyclopropylideneacetate and dienynes has been conducted, resulting in the development of a new method for the synthesis of compounds containing nine-membered rings. We studied the reactivity of various dienynes, together with their substituent and conformational effects. The mechanism of the reaction was probed by examining the stoichiometric reactions of the Ni complexes and dienynes.