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Copper-Catalyzed Vinylsilane Allylation

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Soft reaction conditions, particularly important in total synthesis, have dragged many researchers into the field of silylated organic compounds. Hereby, we describe a new copper-catalyzed vinylsilane transformation. Various vinylsilanes were allylated by using a copper(I) salt, and this led to the formation of polysubstituted 1,4-dienes bearing sensitive moieties such as halogens, ketones, and aldehydes.

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