Primary amino acid lithium salt as a catalyst for asymmetric Michael addition of isobutyraldehyde with beta-nitroalkenes.

@article{Sato2008PrimaryAA,
  title={Primary amino acid lithium salt as a catalyst for asymmetric Michael addition of isobutyraldehyde with beta-nitroalkenes.},
  author={Atsushi Sato and Masanori Yoshida and Shoji Hara},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2008},
  volume={46},
  pages={6242-4}
}
Phenylalanine lithium salt was found to be an effective catalyst for asymmetric Michael addition of isobutyraldehyde with beta-nitroalkenes to give quaternary carbon-containing nitroalkanes.