(Matrix presented) A copper fluoride-catalyzed cyanomethylation that can be applied to a wide range of ketones and aldehydes was developed using TMSCH2CN as a nucleophile. The reaction was extended to a conceptually more advanced copper alkoxide-catalyzed direct addition of alkylnitriles to aldehydes, which can act as a surrogate direct catalytic aldol reaction of esters. These reactions can be applied to the first catalytic enantioselective cyanomethylation of ketones and direct catalytic enantioselective cyanomethylation of aldehydes.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2003 Aug 21|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry