Synlett 1996; 1996(5): 465-467
DOI: 10.1055/s-1996-5465
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Chiral Friedel-Crafts Alkylation of Aromatic Compounds Using Chiral Episulfonium Ions as Carbon Electrophiles

Akio Toshimitsu* , Chitaru Hirosawa, Kohei Tamao
  • *Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto 611, Japan, FAX 81774 7688; E-mail:
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31 December 2000 (online)

The electrophilic aromatic substitution reaction by a chiral episulfonium ion, that works as a chiral carbenium ion equivalent, proceeds without loss of the enantiomeric purity. This reaction constitutes a convenient procedure for the preparation of chiral hydrocarbons bearing the aryl group at the asymmetric carbon atom with the predictable configuration.