Mechanistic Studies of the TRIP Catalyzed Allylation with Organozinc Reagents
3,3-Bis(2,4,6-triisopropylphenyl)-1,1-binaphthyl-2,2-diyl hydrogenphosphate (TRIP) catalyzes the uneven allylation of aldehydes with organozinc compounds resulting in extremely helpful structural motifs, like precursors to lignan pure merchandise.
Our mechanistic proposal beforehand reported depends on two response intermediates and requires additional investigation as a way to actually perceive the mode of motion and the origins of stereoselectivity. Detailed ab initio calculations, supported by experimental knowledge, render a considerably completely different mode of motion to the allyl boronate congener. Instead of a Brønsted acid primarily based catalytic activation, the chiral phosphate acts as a counterion for the Lewis acidic zinc ion, which supplies the activation of the aldehyde.