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Diastereoselective conjugate addition of lithium (S)-N-allyl-N-α-methylbenzylamide to α,β-unsaturated esters or Weinreb amides, followed by ring closing metathesis is used to afford the cyclic β-amino acids (S)-homopipecolic acid and (S)-homoproline and the amine (S)-coniine in high ee.


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1146 - 1148