Cyclopropanecarboxaldehyde reacts with Grignard or organolithium reagents to give the expected secondary alcohols. These are susceptible to ring opening in the presence of HBr, providing stereoselective access to homoallylic bromides. It is also used in the synthesis of eta(2)-enonenickel complexes by reacting with [Ni(cod)(2)] (cod = 1,5-cyclooctadiene) and PBu(3) and to prepare a cyclopropylidene tetralone which underwent an enantioselective palladium-catalyzed [3+2] TMM cycloaddition providing a chiral spiro-fused cyclopentene.
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J. R. Durig.; Fusheng Feng.; T. S. Little.; Ai -Ying Wang. Conformational stability, barriers to internal rotation, structural parameters, ab initio calculations, and vibrational assignment of cyclopropanecarboxaldehyde. Structural Chemistry. 1992, 3 (6), 417-428.
Reacts with Grignard or organolithium reagents to give the expected secondary alcohols. These are susceptible to ring opening in the presence of HBr, providing stereoselective access to homoallylic bromides: Synth. Commun., 25, 3351 (1995):
Hazard Statements: H225-H314-H335
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Precautionary Statements: P210-P233-P235-P240-P241-P242-P243-P261-P264b-P271-P280-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P332+P313-P337+P313-P363-P370+P378q-P501c
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