Gold(I)-catalyzed synthesis of (1E,3E)-dienes from propargylic esters

Alexander S. Dudnik, Todd Schwier, Vladimir Gevorgyan

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A mild and stereoselective gold(I)-catalyzed domino transformation of propargylic esters leading to substituted (1E,3E)-dienes has been developed. This cascade process proceeds via a sequence of 1,3-acyloxy- or 1,3-phosphatyloxy migrations to form allenic intermediate followed by a proton transfer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)482-485
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 15 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • 1,3-Dienes
  • Gold
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Propargylic esters
  • Rearrangement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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