Metal-based catalysts: The title reaction provided the chiral adducts in high yields, excellent enantiomeric excess, and high Z/E selectivity. A combined NMR/DFT study revealed a key intermediate for the stereoselective reaction and a possible reaction mechanism (see the optimized transition-state structure).
- Acetylenic esters
- Asymmetric conjugate addition
- Bifunctional catalysts
- Density functional calculations
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