(Chemical Equation Presented) The enantioselective [2 + 2 + 2] cycloaddition of 1,6-enynes and alkynes using chiral rhodium catalysts gave cycloadducts containing quaternary carbon stereocenters. Both symmetrical and unsymmetrical alkynes and acetylene could be used as coupling partners, and the corresponding bicyclic cyclohexa-1,3-dienes were obtained in good to excellent ee.
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