A one-pot synthesis of allenes by the 2-nitrobenzenesulfonylhydrazide- mediated coupling of hydroxyaldehydes or ketones with alkynyl trifluoroborate salts is reported. This mild process involves in situ formation of a sulfonylhydrazone that reacts with alkynyl trifluoroborates to generate a transient propargylic hydrazide species. Decomposition of this unstable hydrazide via an intermediate monoalkyldiazine produces the allene products through an alkene walk mechanism.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry