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The Preparation of Nonracemic Secondary α-(Carbamoyloxy)alkylzinc and Copper Reagents. A Versatile Approach to Enantioenriched Alcohols

Julien P. N. Papillon and Richard J. K. Taylor*

*Department of Chemistry, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, U.K., Email:

J. P. N. Papillon, R. J. K. Taylor, Org. Lett., 2002, 4, 119-122.

DOI: 10.1021/ol016986e


Chiral α-(carbamoyloxy)alkylcopper reagents, prepared using Hoppe's sBuLi/(-)-sparteine methodology and subsequent transmetalations with ZnCl2 and CuCN, reacted with various electrophiles to give enantiomerically pure alcohols after deprotection.

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Key Words

Alcohols, Homoallylic Alcohols, Carbamates

ID: J54-Y2002-690