YAMAGUCHI Laetonization reagent

The regioselectivity of the addition of terminal alkynes to epoxides is improved, when the reagents prepared from the lithiated alkynes and either trifluoroborane or chlorodiethyl-aluminum arc employed (M. Yamaguchi, 1983 S. Danishefsky, 1976). (Ethoxyethynyl)lithium-trifluoroborane (1 1) is a convenient reagent for converting epoxides to y-lactones (M. Naka-tsuka, 1990 see p. 327f. cf. S. Danishefsky, 1976).  [c.64]

Organic syntheses based on name reactions and unnamed reactions (1994) -- [ c.431 ]