Copper-catalyzed allylic alkylation of ketene silyl acetals proceeds with excellent γ-E-selectivity. In reactions of enantioenriched secondary allylic phosphates, an efficient α-to-γ chirality transfer with anti-selectivity can be achieved. The reaction was readily scalable and highly reliable in terms of product yield and stereoselectivities.
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Diallyl 2-alkyl-2-arylmalonates underwent palladium-catalyzed decarboxylative allylation quickly under mild conditions. In contrast, no reaction took place with diallyl 2,2-dialkylmalonates under the same conditions. Electron-donating phosphine ligands were found to be vital for this reaction.
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Cooperative catalysis facilitates the direct asymmetric α-allylation of readily available aryl acetic acid esters. Since enantioselection is determined by a chiral nucleophile, this conceptual approach to cooperative catalysis constitutes a potentially general solution to the direct catalytic asymmetric α-functionalization of acyclic esters.
K. J. Schwarz, J. L. Amos, J. C. Klein, D. T. Do, T. N. Snaddon, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 5214-5217.
The tandem ylide formation/[2,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement between donor/acceptor rhodium carbenoids and chiral allyl alcohols generates two vicinal stereogenic centers in a convergent C-C bond forming process. Any of the four possible stereoisomers can be selectively synthesized by appropriate combination of the chiral catalyst Rh2(DOSP)4 and the chiral alcohol.
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Chelated amino acid ester enolates are excellent nucleophiles for allylic alkylations. With these enolates, even terminal π-allyl palladium complexes react without significant isomerization.
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