Enantioselective (formal) aza-Diels-Alder reactions between acylhydrazones and non-Danishefsky-type dienes have been developed. The reactions are promoted by a simple and economical chiral silicon Lewis acid and are typically conducted at ambient temperature. Both glyoxylate- and aliphatic aldehyde-derived hydrazones may be employed, as may variously substituted dienes, leading to the synthesis of a diverse array of tetrahydropyridines with good to excellent levels of enantioselectivity.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry