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Vicinal Bisheterocyclizations of Alkynes via Nucleophilic Interception of a Catalytic Platinum Carbene

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posted on 20.11.2013, 00:00 by Paul A. Allegretti, Eric M. Ferreira
A novel platinum-catalyzed double heterocyclization of propargylic ethers is described. The transformation exploits the intermediacy of a key α,β-unsaturated carbene. The reactivity of this carbene is such that systems can be developed which avoid a complicating 1,2-hydrogen migration, allowing remarkable versatility in the selective syntheses of oxygen- and nitrogen-containing vicinal bis-heterocyclic compounds.