New method for the ring enlargement of cyclic ketones

D. Labar, J.L. Laboureur, A. Krief

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    A simple two step procedure which allows thering enlargement of cyclic ketones is disclosed which takes advantage of the high nucleophilicity of α-selenoalkyllithiums towards carbonyl compounds and of a novel transposition reaction which occurs on the resulting β-hydroxyselenides.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)983-986
    Number of pages4
    JournalTetrahedron Letters
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1982


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