Optically active allenes from an allylic substitution/isomerization sequence

Wenhan Zhang, Joseph M. Ready

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It takes two to trisubstitute: A two-step procedure involving enantioselective allylic alkylation followed by 1,3 hydrogen shift enables the catalytic asymmetric synthesis of trisubstituted allenes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3497-3498
Number of pages2
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013


  • N-heterocyclic carbenes
  • asymmetric catalyst
  • chiral allene
  • copper
  • enantioselective allylic substitution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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