Synfacts 2009(12): 1400-1400  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1218218
Organo- and Biocatalysis
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Brønsted Acid Catalyzed Enantioselective Semipinacol Rearrangement

Contributor(s): Benjamin List, Ilija Èorić
Q.-W. Zhang, C.-A. Fan, H.-J. Zhang, Y.-Q. Tu*, Y.-M. Zhao, P. Gu, Z.-M. Chen
Lanzhou University, P. R. of China
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Publication Date:
20 November 2009 (online)


An enantioselective semipinacol rearrangement catalyzed by phosphoric acid 1 has been reported. Starting from 2-oxo allylic alcohols 2, spiroethers 3 were obtained in good yields with good to very high enantioselectivity.