Catalytic Asymmetric Claisen Rearrangement of Unactivated Allyl Vinyl Ethers.

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Summary of "Catalytic Asymmetric Claisen Rearrangement of Unactivated Allyl Vinyl Ethers."

Nearly a century after their original discovery, catalyzed enantioselective variants of the venerable Claisen rearrangement remain relatively rare. We have discovered a cooperative transition metal-Lewis acid cocatalyst system that affects highly enantio- and diastereoselective examples of archetypical Claisen rearrangements. The catalyzed rearrangements proceed using an easily prepared enantioenriched transition metal catalyst and a commercially available Lewis acid cocatalyst at ambient temperature in common solvents.


Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260.

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Name: Journal of the American Chemical Society
ISSN: 1520-5126


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