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Highly Diastereoselective Preparation of anti-1,2-Diols by Catalytic Addition of Alkynylsilanes to α-Silyloxyaldehydes

Kanicha Sa-ei and John Montgomery*

*Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA, Email:

K. Sa-ei, J. Montgomery, Org. Lett., 2006, 8, 4441-4443.

DOI: 10.1021/ol061579u (free Supporting Information)


A nickel(0) N-heterocyclic carbene complex-catalyzed coupling of α-silyloxy aldehydes and alkynylsilanes provides an effective entry to various anti-1,2-diols with excellent diastereoselectivity.

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Key Words

Diols, Allylic Alcohols, Silanes, Multicomponent Reactions

ID: J54-Y2006-2950