The catalytic activity of Molybdenum(V) chloride as a Lewis acid in carbon-carbon bond formation reactions has been described. The reactions of various substrates viz. aldehydes, benzyl alcohols, glucals and aminals with carbon nucleophiles were studied in the presence of MoCl5 as a catalyst. Progress of all the reactions proceeded smoothly to furnish the corresponding products in good yields.
Keywords: Molybdenum(V) chloride, carbon-carbon bond formation, allylation, Lewis acid, glycosylation
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