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Hydroxorhodium/Chiral Diene Complexes as Effective Catalysts for the Asymmetric Arylation of 3-Aryl-3-hydroxyisoindolin-1-ones


  • This work was supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the MEXT (Japan).


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Water is out, aryl is in! Asymmetric synthesis of isoindoline-1-ones bearing an α-triaryl-substituted stereogenic center was realized in the enantioselective addition of arylboroxines to 3-aryl-3-hydroxyisoindolin-1-ones in the presence of a hydroxorhodium/chiral diene catalyst, where cyclic N-carbonyl ketimines were generated in situ by dehydration.