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Pure Appl. Chem., 2002, Vol. 74, No. 1, pp. 151-157

Zirconium-catalyzed enantioselective carboalumination of "unactivated" alkenes as a new synthetic tool for asymmetric carbon­carbon bond formation

Ei-ichi Negishi and Shouquan Huo

Herbert C. Brown Laboratories of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1393, USA

Abstract: The discovery, methodological developments, including those for separation­purification of chiral flexible primary alcohols, and their applications to the syntheses of some natural products of the titled reaction are discussed.