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Enantioselective Synthesis of α-Tertiary Hydroxyaldehydes by Palladium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation of Enolates

Barry M. Trost,* Jiayi Xu and Markus Reichle

*Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305-5080, Email:

B. M. Trost, J. Xu, M. Reichle, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 282-283.

DOI: 10.1021/ja067342a


In a new, efficient, catalytic asymmetric protocol for the synthesis of α-tertiary hydroxyaldehydes from readily available α-halo or α-hydroxy ketones or enol silyl ethers, the chiral ligand controls the regioselectivity as well as the enantioselectivity.

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Key Words

Carbonyl Compounds, Homoallylic Alcohols, Tsuji-Trost Reaction

ID: J48-Y2007-0070