Catalytic Stereoselective [2,3]-Rearrangement Reactions

Thomas H. West, Stéphanie S.M. Spoehrle, Kevin Kasten, James E. Taylor, Andrew D. Smith

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[2,3]-Sigmatropic rearrangement processes of allylic ylides or their equivalents can be applied to a variety of different substrates and generate products of wide interest/applicability to organic synthesis. This review describes the development and applications of stereoselective [2,3]-rearrangement reactions in which a substoichiometric amount of a catalyst is used in either the formation of the reactive intermediate or the [2,3]-rearrangement step itself.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7446-7479
Number of pages34
JournalACS Catalysis
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2015


  • allylic ammonium ylides
  • allylic N-oxides
  • allylic oxonium ylides
  • allylic sulfonium ylides
  • allylic sulfoxides
  • O-propargylic oximes
  • stereoselective catalysis
  • [2,3]-rearrangement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis


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