A general and selective procedure for the diastereoselective additions of organocerium reagents to chiral α,α-dialkoxy hydrazones has been developed. The best reagent combination-involved a 6:1 composition of RMet to CeCl3. Excellent yields and high selectivities were obtained after trapping as the uo-butyl carbamates. Lithium-ammonia cleavage of the N-N bond followed by hydrolysis with TMSI afforded the protected ot-amino aldehydes.
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