Stereospecific Dehydrative Alkylation of Bis-Sulfones: Synthesis of a Lesser Tea Tortrix Pheromone

Jurong Yu, Hyun Sung Cho, J R Falck

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The intra- and intermolecular condensation of alcohols with bis-sulfone methylenes, i.e., dehydrative alkylation, using DEAD and Ph3P proceeds stereospecifically at room temperature under essentially neutral conditions affording good to excellent yields of alkylation/annulation products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5892-5894
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number22
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993


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