α-Stereogenic allyl metalloids are versatile synthetic intermediates which can undergo various stereocontrolled transformations. Most existing methods to prepare α-stereogenic allyl metalloids involve multi-step sequences that curtail the number of compatible substrates and are limited to the synthesis of boronates. Here, we report a general method for the enantioselective preparation of α-stereogenic allyl metalloids utilizing dual CuH- and Pd- catalysis. This approach leverages a stereospecific Cu-to-Pd transmetalation of an in situ generated alkyl copper species to allow access to enantioenriched allyl silanes, germanes, and boronate esters with broad functional group compatibility.
“A General Strategy for the Asymmetric Preparation of α-Stereogenic Allyl Silanes, Germanes, and Boronate Esters via Dual Copper Hydride- and Palladium-Catalysis”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. , 2022, Accepted Article., https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202212630.