Rhodium-catalyzed asymmetric synthesis of β-branched esters from allylic amines

Summer D. Laffoon, Zhao Wu, Kami L. Hull

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Allylic amines are converted to chiral, β-branched esters under rhodium catalysis in the presence of alcohol nucleophiles. Allylic amines with aliphatic and aromatic vinylic substituents are converted to ester products with excellent enantioselectivities in all cases. Several alcohol nucleophiles have been utilized in the reaction including 1° and 2° derivatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7814-7817
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number56
StatePublished - 2018

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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