Lipase-Mediated Resolution of 4-TMS-3-butyn-2-ol and Use of the Mesylate Derivatives as a Precursor to a Highly Stereoselective Chiral Allenylindium Reagent

An improved procedure for the resolution of 4-trimethylsilyl-3-butyn-2-ol has been developed. The mesylate derivatives of the resolved alcohols have been found to undergo highly enantio-, regio-, and diastereoselective additions to aldehydes, leading to homopropargylic alcohol adducts.