Solvolysis reactions at the 13th carbon of 1-aryl organoiron complexes

C. Roe, E. J. Sandoe, G. R. Stephenson

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Acid-catalysed solvolysis procedures exchange protecting groups on benzyl alcohol derivatives in the synthesis of eta(5) 1-arylcyclohexadienyliron building blocks for alkaloid synthesis. The reaction proceeds via a carbocation intermediate which can also be intercepted by intramolecular electrophilic addition to the tricarbonyl(eta(4)-diene)iron(0) moiety to provide a novel and high-yielding cyclisation reaction forming a 5a alpha-cyanomethyl-5a,8a-dihydrofluorene tricarbonyliron complex in 96% yield. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-595
Number of pages5
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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