Highly enantioselective catalytic isopropenylation of aldehydes using diisopropenylzinc

Takanori Shibata*, Kazuhiro Nakatsui, Kenso Soai

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Diisopropenylzinc adds highly enantioselectively to various aldehydes in the presence of a catalytic amount of chiral amino alcohols to give enantiomerically enriched allyl alkanols with up to 92% e.e.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages4
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 15
Externally publishedYes


  • Alkenyl complexes
  • Alkylation
  • Enantioselective catalysis
  • Zinc complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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