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Keywords:

  • asymmetric catalyst;
  • chiral allene;
  • copper;
  • enantioselective allylic substitution;
  • N-heterocyclic carbenes
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It takes two to trisubstitute: A two-step procedure involving enantioselective allylic alkylation followed by 1,3 hydrogen shift enables the catalytic asymmetric synthesis of trisubstituted allenes.