Stereochemical outcome of benzyllithiums synthesis from selenides

A. Krief, M. Hobe, W. Dumont, E. Badaoui, E. Guittet, G. Evrard

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Epimerisation usually occurs during the synthesis of arylalcanes from the corresponding benzylselenides which involves benzyllithiums as intermediates. This has been used to produce stereoselectively arylcyclopentanes and arylcyclopropanes. β-Benzenesulfonyloxyalkyl selenides substituted on the carbon bearing the benzenesulfonyl group behave differently and lead stereospecifically to arylcyclopropane derivatives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3381-3384
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992


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