The asymmetric Mukaiyama-Michael reaction of cyclic α-alkylidene β-oxo phosphates and phosphine oxides that proceeds in a highly enantioselective manner is described. It is possible to carry out these reactions using a catalytic amount of a bisoxazoline-Cu(II) complex without decreasing the enantioselectivity, and one of the products has been successfully used for the first enantioselective synthesis of (R)-homosarkomycin.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry