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Molecules 2017, 22(7), 1178;

Metal-Free Regiodivergent Addition of Carbon Nucleophiles to α,β-Unsaturated Electrophiles

Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, ICR UMR 7273, Equipe Pharmaco-Chimie Radicalaire, Faculté de Pharmacie, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, CS 30064, 13385 Marseille CEDEX 05, France
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Received: 4 July 2017 / Accepted: 11 July 2017 / Published: 14 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Organic Chemistry)
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A mild and metal-free regiodivergent addition of carbon nucleophiles to α,β-unsaturated electrophiles was developed. Total 1,2-regioselectivity was observed in the addition of nitrobenzyl chloride derivative 1 to α,β-unsaturated aldehydes 2 in the presence of TDAE. Moreover, the reaction between p-nitrobenzyl chloride 1a and α,β-unsaturated iminium salts 4 led to the formation of the 1,4-adduct with total regioselectivity. View Full-Text
Keywords: metal-free; regiodivergent; α,β-unsaturated electrophiles metal-free; regiodivergent; α,β-unsaturated electrophiles

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Spitz, C.; Giuglio-Tonolo, A.G.; Terme, T.; Vanelle, P. Metal-Free Regiodivergent Addition of Carbon Nucleophiles to α,β-Unsaturated Electrophiles. Molecules 2017, 22, 1178.

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