An efficient one-pot two-step procedure for asymmetric synthesis of piperidine-fused trans-cycloalkenes is reported. The method comprises the initial enantioselective installation of another cyclopropane ring onto methylenecyclopropanes and the subsequent thermal skeletal rearrangement in which the installed and inherent cyclopropane rings are both opened. A concerted mechanism is proposed for the latter thermal rearrangement reaction together with a closed transition state model.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry