Domino Asymmetric Conjugate Addition–Conjugate Addition
2014-04-04T00:00:00Z (GMT) by
Enantioenriched Al-, Mg-, and Zn-enolates undergo electrophilic trapping by nitroolefins and vinylsulfones to afford 1,4-diketones and 2-(bis(phenylsulfonyl)ethyl)ketones in good yield and excellent diastereoselectivity. A one-pot preparation of indenes and enantiopure syntheses of tetrahydrobenzofurans, tetrahydrobenzopyrroles, and azulenes are disclosed. A site-selective two-step sequence of three conjugate additions is also demonstrated.