Reported herein is a method for the efficient syntheses of optically active 1-alkyl homoallylic amines in yields up to 95%, 13.5:1 dr, and 98% ee under mild, aqueous reaction conditions, via the Rh-catalyzed asymmetric allylation of aliphatic aldimines. This method provides a streamlined synthetic platform for the preparation of indolizidine and piperidine alkaloids, thus demonstrating its usefulness.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry