The tandem allylation of aldehydes or an aldimine with allylzinc intermediates derived from organozinc reagents and cyclopropenes is described. The present three-component reaction involves carbozincation of cyclopropene and sequential cleavage of a cyclopropylzinc intermediate in situ without a transition-metal catalyst. The allylzinc intermediates generated in situ, which is an α,β-unsaturated acylanion equivalent, gave the corresponding homoallylic alcohols or amine in good yields.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry