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Organocatalysis on Allenoates

Posted by naturalproductman on December 7, 2010

Gregory Fu and co-workers have published in PNAS on a phosphine catalyzed asymmetric addition of malonates onto allenoates.  Very nice in terms of starting with a racemic starting material and getting a single enantiomer in the product.  Oh by the way, PNAS’s current issue is all about organocatalysis so it might be worth checking out.

 

PNAS paper

 

Organocatalysis Issue

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