Synthesis 2010(7): 1200-1204  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1218646
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Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of 2,5-Naphthylpyrrolidine

Johannes F. Teichert, Ben L. Feringa*
Stratingh Institute for Chemistry and Center for Systems Chemistry, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen, The Netherlands
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Received 2 December 2009
Publication Date:
12 January 2010 (online)


A novel, straightforward fully catalytic asymmetric synthesis of chiral 2,5-naphthylpyrrolidine based upon an iridium-catalyzed double allylic amination with ammonia has been developed. The products are available in high yields and enantioselectivities.