Synlett 1997; 1997(8): 933-934
DOI: 10.1055/s-1997-945
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Asymmetric γ-Selective Pentadienylation of Aldehydes Catalyzed by BINAP•Ag(I) Complex

Akira Yanagisawa, Yoshinari Nakatsuka, Hiroshi Nakashima, Hisashi Yamamoto*
  • *Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, CREST, Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST), Chikusa, Nagoya 464-01, Japan
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31 December 2000 (online)

Reaction of aldehydes with (E)-2,4-pentadienyltributyltin or trimethyltin in the presence of a catalytic amount of BINAP•silver(I) complex affords the corresponding γ-pentadienylated optically active alcohols with high enantioselectivities.