Enantioselective copper catalysed, direct functionalisation of allenes via allyl copper intermediates

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The direct functionalisation of allenes under copper catalysis enables efficient access to enantioenriched, densely functionalised molecules. In this review we explore the breadth and depth of a versatile reaction manifold, which involves the element-cupration of allenes to generate allyl copper intermediates that are subsequently coupled with diverse arrays of electrophiles.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5240-5247
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Science
Early online date8 Jun 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017