Highly enantioselective synthesis of a chiral 3-quinolylalkanol by an asymmetric autocatalytic reaction

Takanori Shibata, Kaori Choji, Hiroshi Morioka, Tadakatsu Hayase, Kenso Soai

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A catalytic amount of a chiral zinc alkoxide of 2-methyl-1-(3-quinolyl)propan-1-ol catalyses the enantioselective alkylation of quinoline-3-carbaldehyde by diisopropylzine to afford 2-methyl-1-(3-quinolyl)propan-1-ol with the same configuration in high ee (up to 94%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)751-752
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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