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A Novel Rearrangement

Posted by naturalproductman on July 8, 2009

A pretty cool rearrangement involving the opening of an epoxy-homopropargylic alcohol substrate using either tosic acid or aluminum trichloride to yield a beta-allenyl alpha-hydroxy ketone was discovered by Yong-Min Liang and co-workers at Lanzhou University.  This reaction was recently published in Organic Letters.


Org. Lett. paper

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