Asymmetric addition of dimethylzinc to α-ketoesters catalyzed by (-)-MITH

Hsyueh-Liang Wu, Ping Yu Wu, Ying Ying Shen, Biing Jiun Uang

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(Chemical Equation Presented) This investigation describes the catalytic asymmetric addition of dimethylzinc to α-ketoesters in the presence of (-)-MITH (5) and triethyl borate as an additive to give the corresponding chiral α-hydroxy esters with good yields and high enantioselectivities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6445-6447
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug 15


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  • Organic Chemistry

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