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Pure Appl. Chem., 2006, Vol. 78, No. 2, pp. 281-285

Hydrostannation of activated alkynes mediated by Stryker's reagent

Lai To Leung and Pauline Chiu

Department of Chemistry, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China

Abstract: The treatment of activated alkynes with catalytic amounts of Stryker's reagent and tributylstannane resulted in hydrostannation. The reaction proceeds with high regioselectivity to produce α-stannated vinylstannanes exclusively.