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Note | Special issue | Vol 66, No. 1, 2005, pp.627-637
Published online, 15th November, 2005
DOI: 10.3987/COM-05-S(K)53
Radical Reactions and α-Silylations of Optically Active 4-Trichloromethyl-β-lactone

T. Andrew Mitchell and Daniel Romo*

*Department of Chemistry, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas 77843-3255, U.S.A.


Radical alkylations and α-silylations of optically active (R)-4-trichloromethyl-2-oxetanone are described that maintain the integrity of the β-lactone. Alternate methods for selective dechlorinations of both the β-lactone and the derived Weinreb amide are described.