Diastereoselective Fluorocyclopropanation of Chiral Allylic Alcohols Using an α‑Fluoroiodo­methylzinc Carbenoid

Chiral fluorocyclopropyl carbinols were synthesized in high diastereoselectivities via a zinc mediated cyclopropanation reaction, using sec-allylic alcohols as simple building blocks. An enantioselective version of this transformation was achieved through in situ formation of chiral allylic zinc sec-alkoxides from the requisite aldehydes using Walsh’s protocol.