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Synthesis of Substituted Enones by 1,6-Addition



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An iridium/chiral diene complex enabled a catalytic, asymmetric 1,6-addition of arylboroxines to α,β,γ,δ-unsaturated carbonyl compounds to give δ-arylated carbonyl compounds in high yields with excellent enantioselectivity.
T. Nishimura, Y. Yashuhara, T. Sawano, T. Hayashi, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 7872-7873.