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Iron-promoted 1,5-substitution (SN2′′) reactions of enyne acetates and oxiranes with Grignard reagents
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Acetate derivatives of 2-en-4-yne alcohols 1 and enyne oxiranes 4 regioselectively underwent 1,5-substitution (SN2′′) reactions with Grignard reagents in the presence of an iron compound to provide vinylallenes exclusively with the (E)-configuration. An alkali salt was needed to avoid the hydride-promoted reductive 1,5-substitution pathway for 1, whereas no such additive was needed for the effective conversion of 4 into the desired alkylated or arylated vinylallene structure.