Highly enantioselective and catalytic aryl transfer reactions to aromatic aldehydes by using mixed triarylbismuthane and dimethylzinc reagents were studied. In the presence of a chiral β-amino alcohol catalyst, chiral diarylmethanols with up to 97 % ee were obtained.
- Asymmetric synthesis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry