(Chemical Equation Presented) (-)-Isopulegol derivatives undergo a ring contraction under silylene-mediated conditions to provide cyclopentane products. Silylene transfer to other homoallylic ethers did not provide the ring contraction products. Allylic silane products were elaborated to determine the stereochemical course of the ring contraction reaction. A mechanism for the transformation is proposed.
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- Organic Chemistry