Catalytic enantioselective synthesis of quaternary all-carbon stereogenic centers. Preparation of alpha,alpha'-disubstituted beta,gamma-unsaturated esters through Cu-catalyzed asymmetric allylic alkylations.Org Lett. 2005 Mar 31; 7(7):1255-8.OL
[reaction: see text] Peptide-based chiral ligands, readily prepared from commercially available materials, are used to promote Cu-catalyzed asymmetric allylic alkylations of alpha,beta-unsaturated esters bearing a gamma-phosphate with various alkylzinc reagents. These transformations lead to the formation of alpha,alpha'-dialkyl-beta,gamma-unsaturated esters in high yields as well as high regio- (re) and enantioselectivities (ee).