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A Lewis acidic hafnium(IV) ion incorporated in a polyoxotungstate (POM/Hf) was successfully employed as recoverable catalyst in the nucleophilic addition of carbon nucleophiles, such as silyl enol ethers, silyl ketene acetals, β-diketones and β-diketoesters, to unprotected hydroxy aminal at room temperature. The corresponding α-substituted heterocycles were obtained in good yields and the recovered POM catalyst could be reused up to three times without significant loss of activity.
The following have contributed to this page: Professor Serge THORIMBERT and Professor Bernold Hasenknopf
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