Catalytic Asymmetric Hiyama Cross-Couplings of Racemic α-Bromo Esters
Xing Dai, Neil A. Strotman and Gregory C. Fu*
*Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, Email: gcfmit.edu
X. Dai, N. A. Strotman, G. C. Fu, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 3302-3303.
DOI: 10.1021/ja8009428 (free Supporting Information)
A catalytic asymmetric cross-coupling of α-halo carbonyl compounds with aryl metal reagents generates synthetically useful α-aryl carboxylic acid derivatives in good enantiomeric excess. The method can also be applied to enantioselective alkenylation reactions.
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