Iodobenzene-Catalyzed Intramolecular Oxidative Cyclization Reactions of ß-Alkynyl β-Ketoesters

Arantxa Rodríguez, Wesley J. Moran

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Iodobenzene is shown to catalyze the 5-exo-dig cyclization of ß-alkynyl β-ketoesters under oxidative conditions that generate hypervalent iodine species in situ. The cyclopentane products contain adjacent quaternary and tertiary stereocenters which are generated with excellent diastereoselectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2220-2223
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number9
Early online date1 Apr 2011
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2011


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