Direct transformation of silyl enol ethers into functionalized allenes.

@article{Langer2001DirectTO,
  title={Direct transformation of silyl enol ethers into functionalized allenes.},
  author={Peter Langer and Manfred Doering and Dietmar Seyferth and Helmar Goerls},
  journal={Chemistry},
  year={2001},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={573-84}
}
The first elimination reactions of silyl enol ethers to lithiated allenes are reported. These reactions allow a direct transformation of readily available silyl enol ethers into functionalized allenes. The action of three to four equivalents of lithium diisopropylamide (LDA) on silyl enol ethers results in the formation of lithiated allenes by initial… CONTINUE READING