Rh-catalyzed enantioselective [2 + 2] cycloaddition of alkynyl esters and norbornene derivatives

Takanori Shibata, Kyoko Takami, Ai Kawachi

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The enantioselective [2 + 2] cycloaddition of alkynes possessing an ester functionality and norbornene derivatives proceeded efficiently using a chiral rhodium catalyst. The chiral tri- and tetracyclic cyclobutenes were obtained in moderate to high ee.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1343-1345
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar 30


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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