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Enantioselective Reductive Coupling of Acetylene to N-Arylsulfonyl Imines via Rhodium Catalyzed C-C Bond-Forming Hydrogenation: (Z)-Dienyl Allylic Amines

Eduardas Skucas, Jong Rock Kong and Michael J. Krische*

*Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, Email:

E. Skucas, J. R. Kong, M. J. Krische, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 7242-7243.

DOI: 10.1021/ja0715896 (free Supporting Information)


Exposure of aromatic and aliphatic N-arylsulfonyl aldimines to equal volumes of acetylene and hydrogen gas at 45C and ambient pressure in the presence of chirally modified cationic rhodium catalysts provides (Z)-dienyl allylic amines in highly optically enriched form and as single geometrical isomers.

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Key Words

Allylic Amines, Dienes, Multicomponent Reactions, Hydrogen

ID: J48-Y2007-1810