General Approach to Highly Functionalized Benzylic Organometallics of Zinc and Copper

Scott C. Berk, Paul Knochel, Ming Chang P. Yeh

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A general synthesis of highly functionalized benzylic zinc organometallics is described. The corresponding copper derivatives, formed by a transmetalation with CuCN-2LiCl, react in high yields with allylic halides, enones, acyl chlorides, and aldehydes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5789-5791
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Nov 1


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  • Organic Chemistry

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