Synthesis of Homoallyl Ethers via Allylation of Acetals and Aldehydes in Ionic Liquids


The TMS triflate catalyzed allylation of acetals to yield homoallyl ethers proceeds smoothly at room temperature in ionic liquids. A one-pot method for the conversion of aldehydes to homoallyl ethers in an ionic liquid has also been developed. This methodology is attractive because it allows allylations to be carried out at room temperature. Ionic liquids offer a convenient replacement for CH2Cl2, the commonly used solvent for such reactions.


Organic Chemistry