Dearomatization reactions of phenols have been useful and powerful reactions for construction of highly substituted three-dimensional structures seen in natural products. Recently, several groups have achieved the intermolecular asymmetric dearomatization reactions by oxidative protocol. Toste’s group reported asymmetric non-oxidative dearomatization of phenol derivative under the phase-transfer catalysis. Very recently, You’s group reported metal-catalyzed asymmetric alkylation of naphthols with high enantioselectivity.
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