A simple and efficient FeCl 3-promoted cyclization/chlorination of cyclic tosylamine-tethered 8-aryl-2-en-7-yn-1-ols was observed. The reaction proceeded instantaneously at 23 °C in air to afford (Z)-4- (arylchloromethylene)-substituted azaspirocycles in good to excellent yields. This transformation can also be applied to the synthesis of spirocarbocyclic analogues from cyclic 8-aryl-2-en-7-yn-1-ols and FeCl 3.
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