Asymmetric Reaction of Arylalkenes with Diselenides


  • This work was supported by the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie with a Liebig-Stipendium. I would like to thank Professor B. Giese for his generous support.


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The diastereoselective functionalization of non-activated arylalkenes can be achieved with simple chiral diselenides 1. In these reactions, diastereoselectivities of up to 88% de were reached. The attractive synthetic building blocks 2 are readily accessible in this way.