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Keywords:

  • Multicomponent reactions;
  • Dia­stereoselectivity;
  • Cyclization;
  • Oxygen heterocycles

Abstract

The reaction of aldehydes with allyltrimethylsilane in arene solvents gives symmetrical 2,6-disubstituted-4-aryltetrahydropyrans in good yields. The reaction is highly stereoselective. (© Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2009)