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Keywords:

  • alcohols;
  • aldehydes;
  • carbocations;
  • enamines;
  • organocatalysis

Abstract

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Work-alcoholic! The elusive enantioselective catalytic α-alkylation of aldehydes, a widely sought transformation, was brought to execution by the use of alcohols capable of forming stabilized carbocations (see scheme, TFA=trifluoroacetic acid).