Transformations of N-Allyl-N-(phenylethynyl)arenesulfonamides into 2,2-Disubstituted 4-Pentenenitriles through Aza-Claisen Rearrangement that Follows Carbomagnesiation
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Treatment of <I>N</I>-allyl-<I>N</I>-(phenylethynyl)arenesulfonamides with Grignard reagents under copper catalysis resulted in carbomagnesiation across the alkynyl parts. The carbomagnesiations yielded 2-magnesio-3-aza-1,5-hexadienes, which underwent the aza-Claisen rearrangement upon heating. The rearrangement followed by elimination of the arenesulfonyl groups provided 2,2-disubstituted 4-pentenenitriles.
- Chemistry Letters
Chemistry Letters 36(1), 32-33, 2007-01-05
The Chemical Society of Japan