1,3-Disubstituted chiral allenes without any heteroatoms act as chiral initiators in the addition of (i-Pr)2Zn to pyrimidine-5-carbaldehyde to afford, in combination with the subsequent asymmetric autocatalysis, chiral pyrimidin-5-yl alkanols with up to 98% ee. The absolute configuration of the pyrimidin-5-yl alkanol formed depend on that of the chiral allene.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Helvetica Chimica Acta|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
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