Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Diastereoselective conjugate addition of lithium (S)-N-allyl-N-α-methylbenzylamide to a range of α,β-unsaturated esters followed by ring closing metathesis is used to afford efficiently a range of substituted cyclic β-amino esters in high d.e. Alternatively, conjugate addition to α,β-unsaturated Weinreb amides, functional group conversion and ring closing metathesis affords cyclic amines in high d.e. The further application of this methodology to the synthesis of a range of carbocyclic β-amino esters via conjugate addition, enolate alkylation and ring closing metathesis is also described. Application of this methodology affords, after deprotection, (S)-homoproline, (S)-homopipecolic acid, (S)-coniine and (1S,2S)-trans-pentacin. © 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original publication




Journal article



Publication Date





3253 - 3265