Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-18-2011

Abstract

Catalytic quantities of bismuth(III) triflate efficiently initiate the rearrangement of epoxides to aldehydes, which subsequently react with (Z)-delta-hydroxyalkenylsilanes to afford 2,6-disubstituted 3,6-dihydro-2H-pyrans. Isolated yields of desired products using Bi(OTf)(3) were compared with yields obtained when the reactions were run with TfOH and TMSOTf in the presence and absence of several additives. These studies, as well as NMR spectroscopic analyses, indicate an initial Lewis acid/base interaction between Bi(OTf)(3) and substrates providing TfOH in situ.

Journal Title

JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

DOI

10.1021/jo201478d

Volume

76

Issue

22

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Chemistry Commons

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