Dieter RK1, Picado A.
J Org Chem. 2014 Nov 21;79(22):11125-38. doi: 10.1021/jo502111c. Epub 2014 Nov 3.The reactions of (Z)- and (E)-ethyl 2-chloro-3-octenoate (4a and 17) and (E)- and (Z)-diethyl (1-cyano-2-heptenyl)phosphate (21a and 21b) with organocuprates were investigated as potential substrates for preparing γ-substituted α,β-enoates and enenitriles. In these copper-mediated allylic substitution reactions, the Z-isomer 4a displayed complete regio- and stereoselectivity (i.e., E:Z), while the regio- and stereoselectivity for E-isomer 17 varied as a function of solvent, cuprate reagent, transferable ligand, and cuprate counterion (e. Read More