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Enantioselective Synthesis of Trifluoromethyl-Substituted Cyclopropanes

Justin R. Denton, Dinesh Sukumaran and Huw M. L. Davies*

*Department of Chemistry, Emory University, Atwood Hall 440, Atlanta, GA 30322, Email:

J. R. Denton, D. Sukumaran, H. M. L. Davies, Org. Lett., 2007, 9, 2625-2628.

DOI: 10.1021/ol070714f


The reaction of 1-aryl-2,2,2-trifluorodiazoethanes with alkenes provides trifluoromethyl-substituted cyclopropanes with high diastereoselectivity and enantioselectivity in the presence of an adamantylglycine-derived dirhodium complex Rh2(R-PTAD)4 as catalyst.

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Key Words

Cyclopropanes, Diazo Compounds, Manganese(IV) Oxide

ID: J54-Y2007-2120