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A mild, one-pot procedure to produce 3-substituted allylic alcohols from α,β-unsaturated ketones is described. The addition of an organolithium nucleophile produces a tertiary allylic alcohol as an intermediate, which undergoes a 1,3-OH-migration assisted by FeCl2. The proposed mechanism indicates that a syn-facial migration occurs for the major product. Yields as high as 98% for the one-pot reaction are reported.

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