(Chemical Equation Presented) A highly efficient stereoselective synthesis of unusual α-silylamines via a direct silyl anion addition reaction is reported. This approach is convergent and avoids any problematic aza-Brook shifts of the anionic intermediates. The use of enantiopure tert-butanesulfinyl imines as the electrophiles affords exceedingly high levels of diastereocontrol for the newly formed stereogenic carbon.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry