Michael Additions

  • Manfred T. Reetz
Part of the Reactivity and Structure: Concepts in Organic Chemistry book series (REACTIVITY, volume 24)


Although triisopropoxy- and tris(dialkylamino) titanium enolates as well as alkyl- and aryltitanium reagents RTiX3 (R = OCHMe2, Cl) generally react with, α β-unsaturated aldehydes and ketones in a 1,2 manner [1–3] (Chapter 3), titanium chemistry can be used to accomplish Michael additions in certain cases. A synthetically important example involves the TiCl4 induced 1,4-addition of allylsilanes to α, β-unsaturated ketones (HosomiSakurai reaction) [4, 5] which has been applied in numerous cases (e.g., 4→5) [4]. Since several reviews [5] have appeared, it will not be discussed here in great detail.


Nitro Compound Michael Addition Tetra Butyl Proton Sponge Michael Acceptor 
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  • Manfred T. Reetz
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  1. 1.Fachbereich Chemie der Universität MarburgMarburgGermany

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