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Mechanism of Diphenylprolinol Silyl Ether Catalyzed Michael Addition Revisited—but Still Controversial

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  • Prof. Christina Moberg

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    1. Department of Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Royal Institute of Technology, 10044 Stockholm (Sweden)
    • Department of Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Royal Institute of Technology, 10044 Stockholm (Sweden)===

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  • Financial support from the Swedish Research Council is acknowledged.

Abstract

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Two views: The mechanism of the conjugate addition of linear aldehydes to nitro olefins has been investigated by two research groups. In spite of extensive experimental data, important questions remain unanswered (see scheme; TMS=trimethylsilyl, En=enamine).

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