Gold(i)-catalyzed dehydrogenative cycloisomerization of 1,5-enynes.

The gold(i)-catalyzed dehydrogenative cycloisomerization of cyclopropane-tethered 1,5-enynes proceeded smoothly to give multisubstituted benzene derivatives in good to excellent yields. Synthetically important benzocyclobutenes can be produced in high yields in the presence of a gold(i) catalyst and DDQ. Furthermore, this reaction also works very well for… CONTINUE READING