Lewis acid catalyzed allylboration: discovery, optimization, and application to the formation of stereogenic quaternary carbon centers.

A full account of the development of the first catalytic manifold for the additions of allylboronates to aldehydes is described. The thermal additions (both diastereospecific and enantioselective) of 2-carboxyester 3,3-disubstituted allylboronates 1 to both aromatic and aliphatic aldehydes give biologically and synthetically important exo-methylene… CONTINUE READING