Organophosphane-Promoted Synthesis of Functionalized α,β-Unsaturated Alkenes and Furanones via Direct β-Acylation

Yan Cheng Liou, Yin Hsiang Su, Kuan Chun Ku, Athukuri Edukondalu, Chun Kai Lin, You Syuan Ke, Praneeth Karanam, Chia Jui Lee, Wenwei Lin

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Abstract

We report a phosphine-mediated direct β-acylation of α,β-unsaturated 1,3-diketones with acyl chlorides and a base. Functionalized furanones were also prepared by the reaction of cinnamic acid and acyl chloride according to our protocol via β-acylation. Our studies revealed that α,β-unsaturated 1,3-diketones with an electron-donating group at the second position favor the formation of β-acylated products, whereas those with oxygen, such as anhydrides, favor furanones via an unprecedented C-acylation/cyclization sequence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8339-8343
Number of pages5
JournalOrganic Letters
Volume21
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Oct 18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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    Liou, Y. C., Su, Y. H., Ku, K. C., Edukondalu, A., Lin, C. K., Ke, Y. S., Karanam, P., Lee, C. J., & Lin, W. (2019). Organophosphane-Promoted Synthesis of Functionalized α,β-Unsaturated Alkenes and Furanones via Direct β-Acylation. Organic Letters, 21(20), 8339-8343. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.9b03116