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MgI2-accelerated enantioselective Morita-Baylis-Hillman reactions of cyclopentenone utilizing a chiral DMAP catalyst

Alejandro Bugarin and Brian T. Connell*

*Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, P.O. Box 30012, College Station, Texas 77842-3012, Email:

A. Bugarin, B. T. Connell, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 2644-2646.

DOI: 10.1039/c001977a


A planar chiral DMAP catalyst efficiently promotes asymmetric Morita-Baylis-Hillman reactions of cyclopentenone with various aldehydes in the presence of MgI2 as cocatalyst.

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Key Words

Baylis-Hillman Reaction, Cyclopentenones

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