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Molecules 2012, 17(12), 14099-14110; doi:10.3390/molecules171214099
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Allylation of Functionalized Aldehydes by Potassium Allyltrifluoroborate Catalyzed by 18-Crown-6 in Aqueous Media

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Received: 25 September 2012 / Revised: 19 November 2012 / Accepted: 23 November 2012 / Published: 28 November 2012
(This article belongs to the Section Organic Synthesis)
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Abstract

An efficient method for the allylation of aldehydes containing a broad range of functional groups using potassium allyltrifluoroborate is described. The reaction utilizes a catalytic amount of 18-C-6 in biphasic media under open atmosphere and room temperature to provide the corresponding homoallylic alcohols in high yields and without the necessity of any subsequent purification.
Keywords: potassium allyltrifluoroborate; allylation; 18-crown-6 potassium allyltrifluoroborate; allylation; 18-crown-6
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Barbosa, F.C.G.; Freitas, J.C.R.; Melo, C.F.; Menezes, P.H.; Oliveira, R.A. Allylation of Functionalized Aldehydes by Potassium Allyltrifluoroborate Catalyzed by 18-Crown-6 in Aqueous Media. Molecules 2012, 17, 14099-14110.

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