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Publication details for Prof. Patrick G. Steel

N.J. Hughes, R.D.C. Pullin, M.J. Sanganee, J.D. Sellars, P.G. Steel & M.J. Turner (2007). Hosomi-Sakurai Reactions of Silacyclohexenes. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 5(17): 2841-2848.

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Silacyclic allyl silanes, derived from silene–diene Diels–Alder reactions, combine with acetals in the presence of Lewis acids to afford, following oxidation of the intermediate fluorosilane, either butane-1,4-diols or tetrahydronaphthalenes containing four contiguous chiral centres with moderate to good diastereoselectivity.