Aryl-Allene Cyclization via a Hg(OTf)2-Catalytic Pathway

Hirofumi Yamamoto, Maho Ueda, Naoto Yamasaki, Akiyoshi Fujii, Ikuo Sasaki, Kazunobu Igawa, Yusuke Kasai, Hiroshi Imagawa, Mugio Nishizawa

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Hg(OTf)2-catalyzed aryl-allene cyclization accompanied by formation of a quaternary carbon center has been realized. Deuterium-labeling experiments and computational modeling were used to propose a novel catalytic pathway involving direct H-transfer from the aromatic ring to the vinyl mercury moiety followed by mercury 1,2-migration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2864-2867
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jun 17 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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    Yamamoto, H., Ueda, M., Yamasaki, N., Fujii, A., Sasaki, I., Igawa, K., Kasai, Y., Imagawa, H., & Nishizawa, M. (2016). Aryl-Allene Cyclization via a Hg(OTf)2-Catalytic Pathway. Organic letters, 18(12), 2864-2867.