Transition metal-catalyzed enantioselective ring-opening reactions of oxabicyclic alkenes.

Over the past five years, several metal-catalyzed asymmetric ring-cleaving reactions have been developed that generate ring-opened products in high yield and enantiomeric excess. These reactions can be carried out with a range of nucleophiles including hydride, stabilized and nonstabilized carbanions, alcohols, amines, and carboxylates. To achieve these… CONTINUE READING