An unprecedented highly enantioselective cascade oxa-Michael-Michael reaction has been developed. The simple and practical process, efficiently catalyzed by chiral diphenylprolinol TMS ether, affords a powerful access to highly functionalized synthetically useful chiral chromans. Moreover, notably a new activation mode involving an aminal is disclosed for the first time.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry