In the presence of various chiral secondary alcohols as chiral initiators, an enantioselective alkylation of a pyrimidine-5-carbaldehyde using diisopropylzinc was examined: a pyrimidyl alkanol was obtained in high yield and enantiomeric excess. The correlation between the absolute configuration of the chiral secondary alcohols and the pyrimidyl alkanol is discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry