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- ItemThe first example of trimethylsilyl methylenenitronate reacting with aldehydes under an apparent Mukaiyama nitro-aldol reaction(Tetrahedron Letters, 2011-02-08) Pottie, Ian; MacDonald, Frank; Carneiroa, KarinaTrimethylsilyl methylenenitronate reacts with both aliphatic and aromatic aldehydes in the presence of catalytic amounts of scandium(III) triflate to form the Henry reaction products in low (25%) to good yields (77%). This is the first example of this silyl nitronate undergoing a nitro-aldol reaction under an acid environment.