Chain Walking of Allylrhodium Species Towards Esters During Rhodium‐Catalyzed Nucleophilic Allylations of Imines
Martínez, Jose I.
Smith, Joshua J.
Hepburn, Hamish B.
Lam, Hon Wai
- Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.
Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English),
(issn: 1433-7851, eissn: 1521-3773)
Chain Walking | Communications | allyltrifluoroborates | isomerization | imines | asymmetric catalysis | Communication | rhodium
Abstract Allylrhodium species derived from δ‐trifluoroboryl β,γ‐unsaturated esters undergo chain walking towards the ester moiety. The resulting allylrhodium species react with imines to give products containing two new stereocenters and a Z‐alkene. By using a chiral diene ligand, products can be obtained with high enantioselectivities, where a pronounced matched/mismatched effect with the chirality of the allyltrifluoroborate is evident.