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Dynamic Kinetic Asymmetric [3+2] Annulation Reactions of Aminocyclopropanes

We report the first example of a dynamic kinetic asymmetric [3 + 2] annulation reaction of aminocyclopropanes with both enol ethers and aldehydes. Using a Cu catalyst and a commercially available bisoxazoline ligand, cyclopentyl- and tetrahydrofurylamines were obtained in 69-99% yield and up to a 98:2 enantiomeric ratio using the same reaction conditions. The method gives access to important enantio-enriched nitrogen building blocks for the synthesis of bioactive compounds.

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