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Platinum(II)-Catalyzed Isomerization of Alkoxycyclopropanes to Alkylated Ketones

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posted on 03.09.1996, 00:00 by John O. Hoberg, P. W. Jennings
Conversion of alkoxycyclopropanes to 2-methyl ketones has been accomplished using catalytic platinum. Mechanistic studies revealed that the conversion involves platinum insertion into the cyclopropane followed by rearrangement to produce the methyl ketone.