Oxidative Heck desymmetrisation of 2,2-disubstituted cyclopentene-1,3-diones

S. E. Walker, C. J. C. Lamb, N. A. Beattie, P. Nikodemiak, Ai -Lan Lee

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Oxidative Heck couplings have been successfully developed for 2,2-disubstituted cyclopentene-1,3-diones. The direct coupling onto the 2,2-disubstituted cyclopentene-1,3-dione core provides a novel expedient way of enantioselectively desymmetrising all-carbon quaternary centres.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4089-4092
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Early online date3 Feb 2015
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2015


  • Oxidative Heck
  • cyclopentene

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