Selective 1:2 Coupling of aldehydes and allenes with control of regiochemistry

Takeharu Toyoshima, Tomoya Miura, Masahiro Murakami

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Counterions in control: The rhodium(I)-catalyzed coupling of one molecule of aldehyde and two molecules of allene gave β,γ-dialkylidene ketones (see scheme). Either of two constitutional isomers was selectively obtained depending on the counterion of the rhodium(I) complex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10436-10439
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - Oct 24 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • aldehydes
  • allenes
  • regioselectivity
  • rhodium
  • synthetic methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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