Triethylgallium as a Nonnucleophilic Base to Generate Enolates from Ketones
2006-10-26T00:00:00Z (GMT) by
Triethylgallium deprotonated cyclic and acyclic ketones at 125−175 °C without forming carbonyl addition products, and the resulting gallium enolates underwent facile C-benzoylation and an aldol reaction. Unsymmetrical ketones were preferentially enolized at the methylene moiety, which was under kinetic control.
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