Polyfunctionalised aldehydes and dihydropyrans are prepared from easily available functionalised 1-alkynes through a two-step silylformylation/aryl migration sequence. The silylformylation process is performed under mild experimental conditions and affords the corresponding beta-silylalkenals in high yields. The fluoride-promoted migration step occurs instantaneously with quantitative conversion. The chemo-, regio- and stereoselectivity can be modulated according to the nature and the position of the functional group on the acetylene precursors. When a good leaving group is present in the omega position of the aliphatic chain of the alkyne a cyclisation product is obtained, while a,p-unsaturated aldehydes are generated from propargylic tosylamides. ((c) Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2006).
- OXYNITRILASE-CATALYZED TRANSFORMATION
- TERMINAL ALKYNES
- SUBSTITUTED ALDEHYDES