The rate of the reaction of the lithium enolate of 1-tetralone with alkyl halides was enhanced greatly in the presence of 3 equivalents of 1,1,4,7,10,10-hexamethyltriethylenetetramine. The ratio of the monoalkylated product to the dialkylated product was found to have increased under a shorter reaction time.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry