Chemistry Letters
Online ISSN : 1348-0715
Print ISSN : 0366-7022
ISSN-L : 0366-7022
Zinc Bis[bis(trimethylsilyl)amide] as an Efficient Lewis Acid/Brønsted Base Cooperative Catalyst for the Direct Alkynylation of Nitrones
Yuki SaitoYasuhiro YamashitaShū Kobayashi
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Article ID: 150327


Zinc bis[bis(trimethylsilyl)amide] (Zn(HMDS)2) was found to be an efficient Lewis acid/Brønsted base cooperative catalyst for the direct alkynylation of nitrones. The activity of Zn(HMDS)2 was shown to be higher than that of other Zn species such as Zn(OTf)2-iPr2NEt and ZnEt2.

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