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Generation of Cations from Alkoxides:  Allylation of Propargyl Alcohols

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posted on 06.09.2006, 00:00 by George W. Kabalka, Min-Liang Yao, Scott Borella
The reaction of alkoxides with boron trichloride results in the generation of cations in the absence of Brønsted acids. The absence of a Brønsted acid can make a difference in subsequent transformations such as allylation reactions.