Asymmetric Alkyl-Alkyl Cross-Couplings of Unactivated Secondary Alkyl Electrophiles: Stereoconvergent Suzuki Reactions of Racemic Acylated Halohydrins

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A method for asymmetric alkyl-alkyl Suzuki reactions of unactivated secondary alkyl electrophiles, specifically, cross-couplings of racemic acylated halohydrins with allylborane reagents, has been developed. A range of protected bromohydrins, as well as a protected chlorohydrin and a homologated bromohydrin, are coupled in good ee by a catalyst derived from commercially available components.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11908-11909
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number34
Publication statusPublished - 2010