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Synthesis of Spiro[4.5]trienones by Intramolecular ipso-Halocyclization of 4-(p-Methoxyaryl)-1-alkynes

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posted on 2005-09-07, 00:00 authored by Xiaoxia Zhang, Richard C. Larock
A wide variety of 3-halospiro[4.5]trienones are readily prepared in good to excellent yields by the intramolecular ipso-halocyclization of 4-(p-methoxyaryl)-1-alkynes under mild reaction conditions. ICl, I2, and Br2 are all effective electrophiles for this process under carefully optimized reaction conditions.