Title

Reaction of allene esters with Selectfluor/TMSX (X = I, Br, Cl) and Selectfluor/NH4SCN: Competing oxidative/electrophilic dihalogenation and nucleophilic/conjugate addition

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-16-2015

Abstract

Reaction of benzyl and ethyl allenoates with TMSX (X = I, Br, Cl) and with NH4SCN were investigated in MeCN, DMF, and in imidazolium ionic liquids [BMIM][NTf2] and [BMIM][PF6] as solvent, in the presence and absence of Selectfluor. Comparative product analysis studies demonstrate that the ability of Selectflour to promote oxidative/electrophilic dihalogenation/dithiocyanation with TMSX/NH4SCN (as observed previously for 1-arylallenes) is diminished in allenoates, most significantly in reactions with TMSCl, and essentially disappearing in reactions with NH4SCN, in favor of nucleophilic/conjugate addition. The study underscores the contrasting reactivity patterns in 1-arylallenes and allenoates toward electrophilic and nucleophilic additions in halofunctionalization with TMSX/Selectfluor and thiocyanation reactions with NH4SCN/Selectfluor. These competing pathways are influenced by the nature of the anion, allene structure, and the choice of solvent.

Publication Title

Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry

Volume

11

First Page

1641

Last Page

1648

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.3762/bjoc.11.180

E-ISSN

18605397

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