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Keywords:

  • allylic substitution;
  • aluminum reagents;
  • enantioselective reactions;
  • N-heterocyclic carbenes;
  • quaternary carbon centers
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The case of the notorious aryls is solved: The first efficient catalytic and enantioselective method for allylic substitutions that furnish quaternary carbon stereogenic centers by additions of aryl- or heteroarylmetals is reported (see scheme). Highly site- and enantioselective processes begin with readily available organolithium reagents.