New Platinum-Catalysed Dihydroalkoxylation of Allenes

Maria Munoz-Herranz, María C. de la Torre, Miguel A. Sierra

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Abstract

A new platinum-catalysed dihydroalkoxylation of allenes is described to give aliphatic acetals by an unexpected attack of two molecules of methanol to the terminal carbon of the allene moiety. Deuteration experiments suggest an unprecedented formal 1,3-dipolar addition of methanol to a zwitterionic platinum carbene as the key step. The first platinum-catalysed intermolecular carbon-based nucleophile addition to allenes is also reported.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2189-2194
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Synthesis & Catalysis
Volume352
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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