Michael additions of α-nitroesters with enones and α,β-unsaturated aldehydes result in quantitative conversions to the corresponding 1,4-adducts by performing the reactions in water in the presence of ytterbium triflate as water-tolerant Lewis acid.
|Journal||Synlett: Accounts and Rapid Communications in Synthetic Organic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
- ytterbium triflate
- michael additions
- catalysis in water