(equation presented) p-Toluenesulfinate addition to 1-hydroxybut-3-ynyliodonium ethers triggers a sequence of reactions which ultimately delivers 2-substituted-3-p-toluenesulfonyldihydrofuran products along with 3-p-toluenesulfonyldihydrofuran as a major byproduct. A putative 1,2-alkyl shift within an unsaturated oxonium ylide (Stevens rearrangement) accounts for the oxygen-to-carbon transfer of the alkyl group.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry