Substituted 9-methyldecalin derivatives containing an all carbon quaternary chiral center were synthesized with excellent enantioselectivity via an organocatalyst-mediated domino reaction. The first reaction is a diphenylprolinol silyl ether-mediated Michael reaction, and the second reaction is an intramolecular aldol reaction. The enantiomerically pure catalyst is involved in both reactions.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry