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Structural elaboration of the surprising ortho-zincation of benzyl methyl ether

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Abstract

Breaking with convention, the reaction of the sodium zincate, [(TMEDA)Na(μ-TMP)(μ-tBu)Zn(tBu)] with benzyl methyl ether (PhCH2OMe) produces exclusively an ortho-zincated intermediate [(TMEDA)Na(μ-TMP)(μ-C6H4CH2OMe)Zn(tBu)] instead of the expected “thermodynamic” α-metallated product.

Graphical abstract: Structural elaboration of the surprising ortho-zincation of benzyl methyl ether

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Submitted
24 Nov 2009
Accepted
23 Dec 2009
First published
20 Jan 2010

Chem. Commun., 2010,46, 2319-2321
Article type
Communication

Structural elaboration of the surprising ortho-zincation of benzyl methyl ether

L. Balloch, A. R. Kennedy, J. Klett, R. E. Mulvey and C. T. O’Hara, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 2319
DOI: 10.1039/B924791B

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