AgAsF6 as safe alternative to AgClO4 for generating cationic zirconocene species: Utilities in lewis acid-promoted selective CC bond forming reactions

Keisuke Suzuki, Takayuki Hasegawa, Takahiro Imai, Hideki Maeta, Shigeru Ohba

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For generating cationic zirconocene species that are useful for organic synthesis, AgAsF6 proved to be an efficient catalyst that serves as a safe alternative to AgClO4. Scope and limitation is discussed on this new catalyst in the processes including (1) alkyl/alkenyl transfer reaction from organozirconocene chloride to aldehyde, (2) two- and four-carbon homologation of aldehyde, (3) dual synthetic methods of 1,3-dienes from aldehydes/ketones via 1,3-bimetallic species, and (4) three-component alkylative cycloaddition via o-quinodimethane species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4483-4494
Number of pages12
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Apr 10


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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