Stereoselective construction of quaternary carbons by the reaction of aldehydes with allylic chromium reagents prepared from 1,3-diene monoepoxides and crCl2

Osamu Fujimura, Kazuhiko Takai, Kiitiro Utimoto

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A vinyl-substituted δ-hydroxy carbanion synthon is produced by reduction of 1,3-diene monoepoxide with CrCl2 in the presence of LiI. The reagent reacts with aldehydes to afford R*,R* adducts stereoselectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1705-1706
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


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