An efficient and a new procedure for the conversion of various carboxylic acid derivatives into the corresponding gem-diallylated compound under mild reaction condition has been developed. The triallylaluminum mediated Grignard-type addition of carboxylic acid derivative was utilized as a key operation to affect the transformation. The procedure is operationally simple, giving good to excellent product yields for a broad range of substrates. The chemoselectivity and regioselectivity of triallylaluminum were also demonstrated.
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