Rousset S1, Abarbri M, Thibonnet J, Duchêne A, Parrain JL.
Org Lett. 1999 Sep 9;1(5):701-3.[reaction: see text] Stereoselective construction of (E)-gamma-tributylstannylmethylidene butenolides 1 was achieved through the palladium-catalyzed tandem cross-coupling/cyclization reactions of tributylstannyl 3-iodopropenoate derivatives with tributyltinacetylene. Iododestannylation of 1 occurs with inversion of the configuration of the exocyclic double bond while the observed selectivity in the Stille reaction was found to be dependent on the nature of the aryl halide.