Intramolecular Addition of Nucleophiles to (η 4 -Diene)Fe(CO) 3 Complexes Bearing Functionalized Side Chains at C-2

Jeng Long Wang, Chuen Her Ueng, Su Jun Cheng, Ming-Chang P. Yeh

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The addition of a variety of highly functionalized zinc-copper reagents RCu(CN)ZnI to (η 4 -2-formylbuta-1,3-diene)Fe(CO) 3 complex in the presence of an excess of boron trifluoride etherate proceeds in a highly diastereoselective fashion to afford dienol complexes in good yields. Intramolecular cyclization of a cyano-substituted dienol complex containing a threecarbon side chain using lithium diisopropylamide (LDA) produces (σ,η 3 -allyl)tricarbonyliron complexes, whereas treatments of the cyano-substituted dienol complex containing a fourcarbon side chain with LDA furnishes fused tetracarbonylbicyclo[4.3.0]ferranonanones at -78 °C and complexes of the trimethylenemethane type at 25 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4453-4461
Number of pages9
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Nov 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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