A highly enantioselective 1,4-addition reaction of nitroalkenes with diphenyl phosphite was successfully accomplished using a newly developed axially chiral guainidine catalyst. A broad range of nitroalkenes, bearing not only aromatic but also aliphatic substituents, is applicable to the present enantioselective reaction. The method provides an efficient protocol to synthesize enantioenriched β-amino phosphonate derivatives of biological and pharmaceutical importance.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry