The Addition of the Highly Functionalized Zinc, Copper Reagents RCu(CN)ZnI to Nitro Olefins

Carole Retherford, Ming Chang P. Yeh, Ioana Schipor, Huai Gu Chen, Paul Knochel

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: The addition of the highly functionalized zinc and copper organometallics FG-RCu(CN)ZnI to nitro olefins furnishes polyfunctional nitroalkanes in good to excellent yields; with α-substituted nitro olefins, the Michael adducts can be directly converted into polyfunctional ketones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5200-5202
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Oct 1


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  • Organic Chemistry

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