Asymmetric synthesis of tertiary benzylic alcohols

Monika I. Antczak, Feng Cai, Joseph M. Ready

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Abstract

Vinyl, aryl, and alkynyl organometallics add to ketones containing a stereogenic sulfoxide. Tertiary alcohols are generated in diastereomerically and enantiomerically pure form. Reductive lithiation converts the sulfoxide into a variety of useful functional groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-187
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 21 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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