The Stille couplings of 3,5-dibromo-2-pyrone normally take place regioselectively at C3, lower in electron density than C5, thus oxidative addition proceeds faster . When the reactions are carried out with Cu(I) in DMF or other polar aprotic solvent, however, the couplings occur predominantly at C5. The observed regiochemical reversal is attributed to the preferred formation of 5-pallado-2-pyrone intermediate which, in addition, turned out to be more reactive than 3-pallado-2-pyrone intermediate.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the American Chemical Society|
|State||Published - 26 Nov 2003|