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Keywords:

  • asymmetric synthesis;
  • chiral dienes;
  • cyclopropanation;
  • diazomalonate;
  • rhodium
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Chiral tridentate ligand: A chiral diene–rhodium complex (1; see scheme) was found to catalyze the intermolecular asymmetric cyclopropanation of alkenes with dimethyl diazomalonate to give 1,1-cyclopropane diesters in good yields and with high enantioselectivity.