Addition reactions of conjugated double bonds. Part IV. The stereochemistry of cyanide ion addition to some αβ-unsaturated ketones and their π-allylpalladium derivatives

C. W. Alexander, W. R. Jackson

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Abstract

The stereochemistry of cyanide ion addition to 1-acetyl-4-t- butylcyclohexene involves preferred axial attack of the nucleophile. This ketone and related ones give π-allylpalladium derivatives in which the acetyl group is preferentially syn-substituted † on a terminal atom of the allylic system. The π-allylpalladium compounds react with cyanide ion to give mixtures of β-cyano-ketones similar to those given by the parent αβ-unsaturated ketones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1601-1604
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1972
Externally publishedYes

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