Journal Article (Refereed)
Asymmetric synthesis of diarylmethane derivatives by dynamic
Gooch, L & Rossington, S & Wilkinson, J A 2015, 'Asymmetric synthesis of diarylmethane derivatives by dynamic', Tetrahedron Letters, 56, pp.4025-4027.
Asymmetric allylation of ortho-methoxydiphenylmethane has been carried out with high yields and ee of up to 94% using the chiral ligand ()-sparteine as an additive. Results of reactions performed under various conditions suggest that a dynamic kinetic resolution of two rapidly interconverting diastereomeric complexes is occurring.