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[3+2] Cycloaddition of azomethine imines with electron-deficient terminal alkynes was smoothly catalyzed by a chiral bis(imidazolidine)pyridine-CuOAc complex to give bicyclic pyrazolo[1,2-a]pyrazolone derivatives with up to 74% ee.
A diastereoselective Henry reaction of chiral aldehydes with nitroalkanes was developed using a chiral sulfonyldiamine (L1)-CuCl complex. The reaction of (R)-2-phenylpropanal and nitromethane was smoothly catalyzed by the (S,S,S)-L1-CuCl complex to give the adduct with 99/1 syn/anti selectivity in 99% ee. In the reaction of (S)-2-phenylpropanal and… (More)