The cationic Rh-SEGPHOS complex catalyzed an intermolecular [2 + 2 + 2] cycloaddition of enynes, possessing an ortho-substituted aryl group on their alkyne terminus, with acetylenedicarboxylates. Bicyclic cyclohexa-1,3-dienes with both central and axial chiralities were obtained in extremely highly diastereo- and enantioselective manner.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry