The stereochemistry of transmetallation between allylstannanes and CH3SnCl3

Raymond L. Marshall, David J. Young

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The addition of CH3SnCl3 to isomeric mixtures of allylstannane (1) proceeds stereospecifically with anti approach of the electrophile in CD2Cl2 at -78°C but is less selective in CDCl3 at room temperature. The corresponding reaction of crotyltrimethylstannane (CD2Cl2, -78°C) indicates initial γ attack. Addition of CH3SnCl3 to allyltributylstannane (CDCl3,r.t.) followed by benzaldehyde and water hydrolysis yields the expected honoallyl alcohol quantitatively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2369-2370
Number of pages2
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 1992
Externally publishedYes


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