Enantioselective conjugate addition of diethylzinc to enones catalyzed by a copper complex of chiral aryl diphosphite

Ming Yan, Li Wei Yang, Kwok Yin Wong, Albert S.C. Chan

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The 1,4-conjugate addition of diethylzinc to cyclohex-2-enone and cyclopent-2-enone catalyzed by a copper complex of a chiral aryl diphosphite gave the desired products with 90.2 and 76.6% ee respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-12
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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