Alkylation of carbonyl compounds in the TiCl4-promoted reaction of trimethylsilyl enol ethers with ethylene oxide
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Titanium tetrachloride promoted reaction of trimethylsilyl enol ethers with ethylene oxide affords homoaldol type products in moderate/good yields. The reaction is believed to proceed via the titanium enolates. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords:alkylation / titanium tetrachloride / epoxide / enolates
Source:Tetrahedron Letters, 2000, 41, 5, 763-766
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