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Asymmetric Propargylation of Ketones Using Allenylboronates Catalyzed by Chiral Biphenols

David S. Barnett and Scott E. Schaus*

*Department of Chemistry, Life Science and Engineering Building, Boston University, 24 Cummington Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States, Email:

D. S. Barnett, S. E. Schaus, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 4020-4023.

DOI: 10.1021/ol201535b

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3,3′-Br2-BINOL catalyze the enantioselective asymmetric propargylation of ketones using allenyldioxoborolane as nucleophile, in the absence of solvent, and under microwave irradiation to afford homopropargylic alcohols in good yields and high enantiomeric ratios. Diastereoselective propargylations using chiral racemic allenylboronates result in good diastereoselectivities.

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Key Words

homopropargylic alcohols, microwave synthesis, organocatalysis

ID: J54-Y2011-2160