Cationic gold(i)-catalyzed enantioselective hydroalkylation of unactivated alkenes: influence of the chloride scavenger on the stereoselectivity†
Enantioselective intramolecular additions of β-ketoamides to unactivated alkenes have been accomplished by means of gold catalysis. Chiral LAuCl complexes have been activated by various Lewis acids (Cu, Ag, Ga, In, Si, Bi etc.). The influence of these activators on the stereoselectivity has been studied.
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