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Catalytic Enantioselective Diels-Alder Reaction via a Chiral Indium(III) Complex

Yong-Chua Teo and Teck-Peng Loh*

*Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637616, Email:

Y.-Chua Teo, T.-P. Loh, Org. Lett., 2005, 7, 2539-2541.

DOI: 10.1021/ol050518d


The Diels-Alder cycloaddition of a variety of cyclic and open-chained dienes to 2-methacrolein and 2-bromoacrolein resulted in good yields and excellent enantioselectivities by using a chiral indium complex.

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Key Words

Diels-Alder reaction, Cyclohexenes

ID: J54-Y2005-690