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Molecules 2015, 20(9), 16892-16907;

Preparation and Reaction Chemistry of Novel Silicon-Substituted 1,3-Dienes

Department of Chemistry, Wake Forest University, P. O. Box 7486, Winston-Salem, NC 27109, USA
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Academic Editor: Georgios C. Vougioukalakis
Received: 17 August 2015 / Revised: 7 September 2015 / Accepted: 8 September 2015 / Published: 16 September 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Olefin Metathesis)
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2-Silicon-substituted 1,3-dienes containing non transferrable groups known to promote transmetallation were prepared by Grignard chemistry and enyne metathesis. These dienes participated in one pot metathesis/Diels-Alder reactions in regio- and diastereoselective fashions. Electron-rich alkenes showed the fastest rates in metathesis reactions, and ethylene, a commonly used metathesis promoter slowed enyne metathesis. 2-Pyridyldimethylsilyl and 2-thienyldimethylsilyl substituted Diels-Alder cycloadducts participated in cross-coupling chemistry and the 2-thienyldimethylsilyl substituted cycloadducts underwent cross-coupling under very mild reaction conditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: organosilanes; 1,3-dienes; enyne metathesis; Diels-Alder; cross coupling organosilanes; 1,3-dienes; enyne metathesis; Diels-Alder; cross coupling

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Choudhury, P.P.; Welker, M.E. Preparation and Reaction Chemistry of Novel Silicon-Substituted 1,3-Dienes. Molecules 2015, 20, 16892-16907.

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