A convenient terminal allene synthesis from propargylic acetates

M. H. Nantz, D. M. Bender, S. Janaki

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The use of lithium butyl(phenylthio)cuprate as a reactant with propargylic acetates for the synthesis of terminal allenes is reported. Treatment of propargylic acetates with lithium butyl(phenylthio)cuprate in diethyl ether at -78°C yields the title compounds on workup with aqueous ammonium chloride.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)577-578
Number of pages2
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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