A crucial role in the chemoselective synthesis of primary, secondary, and homoallylic alcohols and of Diels-Alder adducts is played by Lewis acids (LA) in the addition of nucleophiles (Nu) to carbonyl compounds (see scheme; EWG = electron-withdrawing group, EDG = electron-donating group).
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - 2001 Sep 3|
- Lewis acids
- Nucleophilic addition
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