A mechanism for the Rh-catalysed cyclization of alkynoic acids to alkylidene lactones which accounts for the formation of Z-isomers only, is presneted with the structures of Ir cis-hydrido-carboxylate and cis-hydrido-σ-vinyl model intermediates.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Medicine