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Communication | Special issue | Vol 18, No. 1, 1982, pp.113-116
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/S(B)-1982-01-0113
A Novel Synthesis of Symmetric Ketones by the Reaction of Organoboranes with Catechol Dichloromethylene Ether in the Presence of Methyllithium

Taihei Kawaguchi, Masahiro Ishidoya, and Akira Suzuki*

*Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita 13 Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0828, Japan


Organoboranes readily available from alkenes via hydroboration react with catechol dichloromethylene ether in the presence of methyllithium followed by the usual alkaline hydrogen peroxide oxidation to give corresponding symmetric ketones in good yields.