Ligand-accelerated cadmium-catalyzed asymmetric allylation reactions in aqueous media


  • Dedicated to Professor K. Barry Sharpless, recipient of the 2000 Chirality Medal


Catalytic asymmetric allylation of aldehydes with allyltributyltin in aqueous media has been realized using combinations of cadmium bromide and chiral diamine ligands. These ligands were found to accelerate the reactions significantly. Chirality 15:124–126, 2003. © 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.