Synthetic applications of cycloaddition of silylene

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In this short review, a new methodology of preparation of the silacyclic compounds using silylene and their application for organic synthesis are described. Silylene transfer from silacyclopropane to alkene, alkyne, imine, and α, β-unsaturated carbonyl compounds was catalyzed by silver salt to give the corresponding [1+2] or [1+4] cycloadducts in good yields. Combination of the cycloaddition, Ireland-Claisen rearrangement, and oxidative cleavage of silicon-carbon bond provided the regio-and stereoselective synthesis of polyol and alpha;-hydroxyacid in a mild condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)906-907
Number of pages2
JournalYuki Gosei Kagaku Kyokaishi/Journal of Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sept


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