Cationic Rhodium(I)/BINAP Complex-Catalyzed Isomerization of Secondary Propargylic Alcohols to α,β-Enones

2005-08-04T00:00:00Z (GMT) by Ken Tanaka Takeaki Shoji
We have developed a cationic rhodium(I)/BINAP complex-catalyzed isomerization of secondary propargylic alcohols to α,β-enones. The asymmetric variant of this reaction, a kinetic resolution of secondary propargylic alcohols, was also developed with good selectivity. The mechanistic study revealed that the isomerization proceeds through intramolecular 1,3- and 1,2-hydrogen migration pathways.